|Title||Date||Contact person||Contact email||Hosting organization||Links||Location||Details|
|iERG: Consultation with Stakeholders||Thu, 2012-05-24||independent Expert Review Group (iERG)||Geneva, Switzerland — World Council of Churches (Ecumenical Centre, 150 route de Ferney, 1211)|| |
iERG Open Stakeholder Consultation
At this consultation event in Geneva, stakeholders will have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue with the independent Expert Review Group (iERG)—as part of its mandate for the COIA (the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health). Register for this event by 30 April 2012.
|ISHEID Congress||Wed, 2012-05-23||an independent group of recognized scientists||Marseille, France|| |
International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases
The ISHEID Congress represents a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and to exchange with leading international opinion leaders on the latest scientific, socio-economic and educational advances in HIV and other emerging infectious diseases.
|Eucomed: World Health Care Congress Europe||Wed, 2012-05-23||Eucomed||Amsterdam, Netherlands|| |
Eigth Annual World Health Care Congress Europe
The Eigth Annual World Health Care Congress Europe will unite more than 200 healthcare leaders from Europe and the globe to share top insights and best practices for healthcare business innovation and develop actionable strategies to improve care delivery and outcomes.
|UN: Commodities Commission Meeting||Tue, 2012-05-22||United Nations||New York, NY USA — United Nations Headquarters|| |
UN Commission on Life-saving Commodities Meeting
Members of the United Nations Commission on Life-saving Commodities for Women and Children meet to review and finalize recommendations to help increase access, reduce costs, and increase demand for 13 essential health products. The Commission, launched in March 2012 as part of the Every Woman Every Child movement and efforts to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals, is working to reduce barriers that block access to affordable, effective medicines and health supplies for the world’s most vulnerable people.
|WHO: World Health Assembly||Mon, 2012-05-21||World Health Organization||Geneva, Switzerland|| |
65th World Health Assembly
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
|G8: 38th Summit at Camp David||Fri, 2012-05-18||Government of the United States of America||Camp David, Maryland, USA|| |
2012 G8 Summit at Camp David
Leaders from around the world will gather at US President Barack Obama's Camp David retreat in the mountains of Maryland for the 38th meeting of the Group of Eight (G8). Founded in 1975, the G8 has served in recent years as a forum for world leaders to discuss critical issues affecting the global community, including concerns about the global economy, global security and global health. The G8 comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the UK, and the US.
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health has joined with three other leading global health partnerships — the GAVI Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative — to send an open letter to G8 leaders to ask for the inclusion of a specific statement of commitment and support for global health in the 2012 G8 Summit Declaration and accountability report. Read the PMNCH report for more details on this call to action and visit the G8 Watch 2012 section of the PMNCH website for more details on progress made for RMNCH at the Camp David summit.
|GBCHealth 2012||Mon, 2012-05-14||Global Business Coalition||New York, NY USA|| |
Once a year GBCHealth unites corporate executives, government leaders, policy makers, civil society visionaries and media champions to explore the future role of business in creating a healthier workplace and world. Under this year's theme, "Defining Forward: Business, Health and the Road Ahead", GBCHealth and its members are navigating new roads and exploring new ideas to effectively address health challenges in the workplace and the world. For 11 years GBCHealth has worked to make an impact on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, and this conference will explore the latest approaches and challenges for bringing an end to these pandemics. The event will also look in new directions, understanding that integrated and holistic approaches to health are needed to deliver efficiency and improved outcomes. The conference will also explore non-communicable disease; vital populations like women/girls and community health workers; important adjacencies like water, economic issues and education; and enabling factors like technology and social media.
Global Business Coalition
|WEF on Africa||Wed, 2012-05-09||Africa@weforum.org||World Economic Forum||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|| |
World Economic Forum on Africa 2012: Accelerating Quality Growth, Creating Shared Opportunities
The 22nd World Economic Forum on Africa, held for the first time in Ethiopia, is a unique opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest cultural heritages and one of the fastest-growing African economies. Addis Ababa, as the diplomatic capital of Africa and home of the African Union, also sets the stage for a truly pan-African agenda with deep government and institutional representation alongside that of top business and civil society participation. Discussions will explore the key drivers that will see sub-Saharan Africa produce seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world over the next five years. The theme "Connecting Africa" will focus on how multistakeholder dialogue and new partnerships can transcend traditional boundaries and connect many diverse regions and constituents with global counterparts to further the political, economic and social environments in Africa.
|ACOG: Annual Meeting||Sat, 2012-05-05||American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists (ACOG)||San Diego, California|| |
ACOG 60th Annual Clinical Meeting
The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists (ACOG) will hold its 60th Annual Clinical Meeting this year, focusing on topics of interest, relevance and concerns that continuously reflect the advancement of health care for women worldwide.
|Obstetric and Newborn Care Meeting in Dhaka||Fri, 2012-05-04||The Government of Bangladesh, USAID’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-supported Oxytocin Initiative, in collaboration with Women Deliver, VSI, FIGO, and ICM||Dhaka, Bangladesh|| |
Asia Regional Meeting on Impact in Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care:
This three-day meeting will focus on postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia (PE/E) and other aspects of maternal and newborn health. The meeting will bring together maternal and newborn health leaders, and experienced clinicians and program managers to support accelerated implementation and expansion of maternal and newborn health programs in countries in Asia and the Middle East.
|PMNCH Board Meeting||Thu, 2012-05-03 - Fri, 2012-05-04||PMNCH||TBA|| |
12th PMNCH Board Meeting
The PMNCH Board meets bi-yearly. Click here for more information about the PMNCH Board and its Executive Committee. To access PMNCH Board documents and the Notes for the Record from all PMNCH Governance meetings please visit our PMNCH Governance Calendar Archive.
|Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility Congress||Thu, 2012-05-03||Comtecmed||Barcelona, Spain|| |
The 15th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)
This congress will focus on building consensus in gynecology, infertility and perinatology.
|MDG Review Summit & Exhibition 2012||Thu, 2012-05-03||VRS Media||Cape Town, South Africa — Cape Town International Convention Centre|| |
MDG Review Exhibition and Summit 2012
The theme of this year's MDG Review Exhibition and Summit is: "The power of business as one of the solutions to the MDG challenges." MDGs are a huge opportunity for sub-Sahara Africa to bring about the sustainability it requires and work towards a permanent poverty eradication agenda. Building up on the last MDG meetings across the world, this event will have its theme set out to promote the power of business as one of the solutions to the MDG challenges. Government sector, NGOs, Development Agencies, Management consultants, Civic groups, business, and most of the steering groups and policy makers will be invited to come and address the MDG challenges, and share success stories.
|Preterm Birth Report Launch||Wed, 2012-05-02||A joint effort of almost 50 international, regional and national organizations, led by the March of Dimes, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Save the Children and the World Health Organization in support of the Every Woman Every Child effort||New York, NY USA|| |
Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report for Preterm Birth
Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth, raising the profile of this important newborn health issue on the political agenda. Its launch will also underline the relevance and urgency of the new UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children and will further add to the drumroll for the forthcoming child survival summit and Call for Action, to be held in Washington in June.