Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Muskoka Initiative - United Kingdom

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Date of commitment: 
June 2010

Commitment

G-8 countries commit to mobilize $5 billion of additional funding over the next five years towards maternal, newborn and child health, in addition to $4.1 billion that G-8 members already contribute annually. It is anticipated that the Initiative will mobilize significantly more than the $10 billion over the period 2010-2015.
it is anticipated that u.k. aid will save the lives of at least 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth, a quarter of a million newborn babies and will enable 10 million couples to access modern methods of family planning over the next five years (2011-15).

Target

£2.1 billion ($3.4 billion at time of commitment) in additional resources over 2010-2015

Progress

in 2010 the united kingdom disbursed £744 million ($1,149.2 million) as measured by the agreed g-8 muskoka methodology. this represents an additional £352 million over the 2008 baseline of £392 million. preliminary data suggest that the 2011 commitment (£294 million) is likely to also have been met

Gap

Not clear.

Additionality

Commitment counts under the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. It is not clear whether this commitment is additional to other ODA and health commitments.