Elevating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Global Policy Agenda
In September 2015, the United Nations recognized sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Guttmacher has led the effort to translate these lofty goals into measurable actions. In consultation with a variety of stakeholders and experts, we developed a list of recommended SRH indicators to measure global progress toward development goals. We also convened the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, which will go beyond the scope of the SDGs to develop a wide-ranging, visionary and evidence-based agenda for SRHR worldwide.
"Our recommended indicators for the SDGs and the work of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission offer a roadmap to measure and advance progress toward our end goals of improving sexual and reproductive health and rights at the global and national levels, and enhancing the lives of people around the world."
Executive Director, African Population and Health Research Centre
"We anticipate that the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission will generate greater understanding of the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the context of the broader global health and development agenda. We hope that the Commission’s findings will also inspire stakeholders to adopt policies and programs that will turn our vision for progress into reality."
Good reproductive health policy starts with credible research
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