Delhi Declaration: Important Recommendations

Delhi Declaration: Important Recommendations

Question: The Delhi Declaration towards the close of the Global Action Summit 2015 on ending preventable maternal and child deaths has many important recommendations. Elaborate.

- Global partnership to save newborn, child and maternal lives has resulted in safety of over 100 million lives since 1990

- The declaration encourages nations to take on a universal sustainable development agenda which ensures the health and well being of children and women

- The declaration also follows the motto “Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health.”

- The nations committed to measurable improvements in newborn, reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health through focused country investment frameworks

- They also made recommendations according to 3 major themes-survive, thrive and transform


- Delhi declaration emphasises the end of preventable maternal, newborn and child mortality

- Emphasis is on reducing preventable deaths from infectious and non communicable diseases

- Health systems will be strengthened including delivery of routine services to cope with unforeseen events


- The nations vowed to end all forms of malnutrition and meeting the nutritional needs of girls, children and women

- Universal access to sexual and reproductive health services for family planning will also be prioritised

- Inclusive and diverse partnership and multi-sectoral actions for adaptation and scaling up of innovations and best practices to ensure efficient and equitable serves


- The aim here is creating enabling environment to promote gender equality and participation of stakeholders such as professional organisations, academicians, civil society and private sector

- Equitable access to services and priority for those from weaker sections is also an important recommendation from the summit

- Cross-sectoral collaboration to promote safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene as well as access education

Facts and Stats

- The summit was a platform for health ministers of 24 nations to come together and work on prevention of child and maternal deaths

- USAID report 'Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child And Maternal Deaths' that outlines the plan to save 15 million children and 600,000 women by 2020 was also released during the summit.
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