The working group
Founded in 1961, AED is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems in the U.S. and throughout the world through education, social marketing, research, training, policy analysis and innovative program design and management. Major areas of focus include health, education, youth development, and the environment.
Citizen-supported not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), undertaking collective actions, demonstrate the power of civil society to positively impact child and maternal health. The CORE Group serves as a communication link between its members and like-minded networks of NGOs around the world, promoting recommended practices, facilitating learning, and developing collaborative services and strategies that significantly improve the health and well-being of children, women and families in developing countries. Through facilitation of dialogue and collective action between its members and other experts, the CORE Group synthesizes experiences and generates state-of-the art products and knowledge that dramatically affect community-based child and maternal health polices and practices.
The Department for International Development (DFID) was established in 1997, as the successor to the Overseas Development Administration, previously part of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). DFID's overall aim is to reduce global poverty and promote sustainable development, in particular through achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The Environmental Health Project (EHP) began a second five-year contract in June 1999, under the direction of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (BGH/HIDN). EHP has two objectives. The principal objective is to reduce mortality and morbidity in children under five, by improving environmental conditions or reducing exposure to disease agents associated with infectious diseases of major public health importance. EHP’s second objective is to provide a mechanism for access by diverse interests within USAID to a broad range of expertise in environmental health.
USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Its Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID's strength is its field offices around the world. They work in close partnership with private voluntary organizations, indigenous organizations, universities, American businesses, international agencies, other governments, and other U.S. government agencies. USAID has working relationships with more than 3,500 American companies and over 300 U.S.-based private voluntary organizations.
The World Bank Group’s mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank promotes growth to create jobs and to empower poor people to take advantage of these opportunities. One of the world’s largest sources of development assistance, the World Bank supports the efforts of developing country governments to build schools and health centers, provide water and electricity, fight disease, and protect the environment.
The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The Health Assembly is composed of representatives from WHO's Member States. The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. It is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress.
Human Rights-based Approach to Programming (HRAP) and C-IMCI