Engendering Accountability: Upholding Commitments to Maternal and Newborn Health

To better understand the landscape of MNH accountability programs, this report reviews key global and regional programs and processes and describes potential intervention models that are currently being utilized at the national and sub-national levels in India, Nigeria, and Uganda. With a particular focus on civil society-led accountability approaches, this paper outlines the role that citizens, civil society, and government can play in building partnerships and programs that encourage health system accountability.

Over the past decade, impressive strides have been made to improve the health of women, children, and newborns across the globe. Accessible and affordable healthcare is on the rise and communities are increasingly demanding that governments fulfill their promises to citizens.