Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Netherlands 2011 and 2012 commitments

Date of commitment: 
September 2010


In 2011, The Netherlands endorsed the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, as the effort to ensure that women’s and children’s health issues have the priority they deserve in the 21st century. In 2011 the Netherlands’ Parliament approved development policies focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights including HIV/AIDS, food security, water and security and governance issues. The Netherlands directly supports efforts to improve the health of women and children through our substantial core contributions to UNICEF, UNFPA and UNAIDS. In addition, the Netherlands has allocated EUR 29 million in 2011 to the Global Programme to enhance Reproductive Health Commodities Security and the Maternal Health Thematic Fund; EUR 55 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria; and will maintain its ongoing support to the GAVI Alliance for the period 2011-2015.
At the 2012 London Family Planning Summit The Netherlands committed €370 million in 2012 for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV and health, and intends to extend this amount from €381 million in 2013 to €413 million in 2015. Within this, the Netherlands intends to increase its focus on sexual reproductive health and rights, including family planning. This commitment is dependent on continued political support from a new government that will be elected next September.


No numerical targets were set.




Some of these commitments are not additional and are already included under commitments to the Global Fund and the GAVI Alliance.