In 2000 the global community made an historic commitment to eradicate extreme poverty and improve the health and welfare of the world's poorest people within 15 years. This Millennium Declaration led to agreement on eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), three of which focus specifically on health.
Total development assistance for health more than doubled between 2000 and 2010. The number of global initiatives designed to tackle specific health priorities has also risen. At the midpoint between 2000 and 2015, the analysis shows encouraging signs of progress, particularly in child health. It also points to areas where current gains need to be sustained, particularly in relation to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. And there are areas in which there has been little or no movement, notably maternal and newborn health.
What is IHP+?
IHP+ is a group of partners who share a common interest in improving health services and health outcomes by putting Paris and Accra principles on aid effectiveness into practice. It was launched in September 2007.
IHP+ is open to all developing and developed country governments, and agencies and civil society organizations involved in improving health who are willing to sign up to the commitments of the IHP+ Global Compact. Currently IHP+ counts 47 members
IHP+ Global Compact defines commitments following Paris principles:
Alignment with national systems
Harmonization between agencies
Managing for results
The intended benefits for developing countries are:
Improved results through better use of existing funds
Improved harmonization and alignment of aid to reduce fragmentation and transaction costs
Improved coordination between country governments and development partners
Strengthened mutual accountability and transparency, progressively involving all stakeholders in the existing national planning and monitoring processes
Long-term predictable financing for strengthening health systems
Stronger government leadership in sector coordination
How does IHP+ work?
IHP+ encourages increased support for one national health plan through:
Support to national sector planning processes
Creating greater confidence in national plans by encouraging joint assessment of their strengths and weaknesses
More unified modalities for partner support to the plan, with the development or strengthening of country compacts
One results monitoring framework to track plan implementation
Greater mutual accountability by monitoring progress against compact commitments