Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Gambia 2011 commitments

Countries: 
Date of commitment: 
September 2010
Millennium Development Goal: 

Commitment

In 2011, the Gambia committed to increase the health budget to 15% of the national budget by the year 2015; and to implement its existing free maternal and child health care policy, ensuring universal coverage of high quality emergency maternal, neonatal and child health services. Special attention was to be accorded to rural and hard-to-reach areas. Efforts were to be intensified to increase the proportion of births attended by skilled professionals to 64.5%, ensure reproductive health commodities security, scale up free Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services to all reproductive health clinics and ensure universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services, including social protection for women, orphans and vulnerable children. Furthermore, The Gambia committed to maintain the high immunization coverage for all antigens at 80% and above at regional levels, and 90% and above at national levels, while seeking to increase access of all children, particularly in the most vulnerable communities, to high impact and cost-effective interventions that address the main killers of children under five.

Target

As above.

Progress

Information not available.

Gap

Information not available.

Additionality

It is not clear how these commitments relate to other commitments to child and maternal health.