Launched by then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, Every Woman Every Child (Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health) aims at promoting the achievement of health-related goals set during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit. Under the leadership of Ban Ki-moon, the project is planned and coordinated by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General with UN Women, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, and the WHO as technical consultants to support the work.
So far, over 400 governments, institutions, enterprises, and NGOs have established innovative and sustainable partnership and business models under the framework of Every Woman Every Child. They have pledged to invest $ 60 billion in sectors such as the policy sector, the funding sector, the technology sector, the production sector, and the service sector (about $ 34 billion has already been invested), and saved the lives of 33 million women and children, making an extraordinary contribution to the reduction of the global mortality rate of women and children, as well as, to the improvement of their health.
China has actively participated in the movement since its launch and had announced that the Chinese Government pledged to increase its domestic investment in women's and children's health, perfect policies and laws, and implement National Health Insurance. By 2015, China had lived up to all its commitments in advance and had accomplished more than just realizing the Millennium Development Goals. The well-rounded implementation of projects related to the health of China's women, children, and adolescents has attracted wide attention and been well-received by society. During the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, China submitted new commitments to the project stating that it will continue to increase investment in women's and children's health, implement a subsidy policy for in-hospital delivery in rural areas, enhance capacity building for maternal and child health care service, reduce maternal mortality and strive to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age to further support the promotion and implementation of Every Woman Every Child in China and around the world.