2019 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH THEMATIC FUND

No. of pages: 64

Publication date: 2020

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

MHTF 2019 Annual Report received special mentions from Lao PDR, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office(ESARO), Arab States Regional Office(ASRO), Ethiopia, and Ghana through Case studies presented in designated BOX.

Established in 2008, the Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) continued to function as UNFPA’s flagship programme on maternal and newborn health, accelerating progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and UNFPA’s transformative result onending preventable maternal mortality. 

In 2019, the MHTF marked the first year of implementation of Phase III of the MHTF Business Plan (2018-2022), as 2018 was a transition year. The MHTF built on its strength to offer a unique the platform for delivering on the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030), using an integrated, holistic, rights-based, person-centred, life-course approach to the delivery of comprehensive sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health services.