This is an average of the three domain scores below.
The U.S. Government received a 78 (C+) for Maternal and Child Health because it has relatively low transparency on policy and funding data related to maternal and child health and relatively lower FY18 budget requests by the White House and Congress this year.
The State Department received a 77.3 (C+) for Maternal and Child Health primarily because it has persistently low transparency in policy and funding data.
USAID received an 87.4 (B+) in Maternal and Child Health because the new Acting on the Call document was positively scored.
The Department of Health and Human Services received a 69.4 (D+) for Maternal and Child Health because it has very low transparency in policy and funding data.
Congress received a 77.3 C+ in Maternal and Child Health because although no significant new legislation was passed on maternal and child health, Congress does not have full transparency in its maternal and child health policy and funding information.
The White House received a 78.7 (C+) for Maternal and Child Health, because the Global Gag Rule, enacted this year, negatively impacts sexual and reproductive health broadly, including maternal and child health.