Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Japan 2010 and 2012 commitments

Date of commitment: 
September 2010


At the Plenary of the MDG Summit in 2010, Japan’s Prime Minister launched its new Global Health Policy, which placed a special focus on maternal, newborn and child health and committed to provide $ 5 billion in five years from 2011. Under this new Policy, Japan pledged to support the Global Strategy by implementing and advocating a package model by the name of “EMBRACE”, which intends to ensure the continuum of care from pregnancy to post natal stage. Japan also reaffirmed its financial commitment made at the G8 Muskoka Summit to provide up to an additional $500 million for maternal, newborn and child health in five years from 2011 will be fulfilled as part of today’s $5 billion commitment.
In 2012, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) committed to support the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health through the capacity development of partner countries in enhancing their health service delivery for maternal, newborn and child health care. JICA will contribute to achieving the goals expressed in Japan’s Global Health Policy 2011-2015, which commits to saving approximately 11.3 million children’s lives and 430,000 maternal lives in cooperation with other donors. JICA will support partner countries in building and strengthening systems that provide a comprehensive “Continuum of Care for Maternal and Child Health”. Every year, JICA implements technical cooperation and grant aid projects for MNCH at the level of 3 billion and 3-16 billion Japanese yen respectively, and will initiate concessional loans to help support partner countries to achieve MNCH-related MDGs. JICA will endeavor to make a change on MNCH through the integrated management of the three modalities of assistance.


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The $500 million commitment is not new, see the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Muskoka Initiative.