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Global health policy & advocacy

This page brings together information about the RCOG’s global health policy and advocacy work, including submissions to relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations.

The RCOG’s global health strategy states that we will use our position and voice to advocate for more action to prevent maternal deaths in under-resourced countries. Raising awareness of the unique problems in these countries is key to getting respective governments and funders to commit more resources to tackle maternal morbidity and mortality.

Submissions to governmental and non-governmental consultations

The RCOG’s Global Health Unit makes submissions to governmental and non-governmental consultations about women’s health care worldwide.

All-Party Parliamentary Group report on child marriage, April 2012

We submitted evidence to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Population, Development and Reproductive Health call for written evidence on child marriage in the UK and developing countries. We were also invited to give oral evidence at the hearing.

DFID consultation on improving reproductive, maternal and newborn health, October 2010

We submitted evidence to the Department for International Development (DFID) consultation on improving reproductive, maternal and newborn health in the developing world.

UK Border Agency’s consultation on asylum seekers with healthcare needs, June 2010

We submitted evidence to the UK Border Agency’s consultation on guidance for dispersing asylum seekers and failed asylum seekers with healthcare needs.

All-Party Parliamentary Group report on maternal morbidity, September 2008

We submitted evidence to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Population, Development and Reproductive Health call for written evidence on maternal morbidity. We were also invited to give oral evidence at the hearing.

Elsewhere on the site

Global health strategy
Read the RCOG's global health strategy for 2013–17
Campaigning and opinions
RCOG submissions to third-party briefings and statements on topical issues in the media