Shaping the future for healthy women, children and adolescents: Global consultation launch

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20 NOVEMBER 2014 | ONLINE — Multi-stakeholder consultations about the new Global Financing Facility (GFF) are now underway and PMNCH is coordinating the process through a new interactive consultation hub. Partners are invited to log on, share their views and learn about this effort and how it will support an updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, to be developed in 2015 in conjunction with the new Sustainable Development Goals.

World Prematurity Day: Global events commemorate babies born too soon

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17 NOVEMBER 2014 | GLOBAL — Today marks the 4th annual World Prematurity Day, a global movement to highlight the serious problem of preterm birth around the world and call for action. This year, more than 200 countries, non-government organisations, UN agencies and health organisations will participate in activities, and more than 60 countries are planning special events that focus on prematurity and premature babies.

World Pneumonia Day: Statement from the independent Expert Review Group

12 NOVEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, members of the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) have released a statement condemning the continuing failure of the international community to eliminate the threat of pneumonia for the most vulnerable members of society. In a rallying call to action the iERG members urge the community to unite and stop this preventable disease, saying “our generation has the unprecedented power to end deaths from pneumonia within a generation”.

Setting the foundation for post-2015: partners call for sustained effort and accountability

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6 NOVEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — High level representatives from countries, civil society and international organizations gathered at a meeting of the Commission on Information and Accountability(CoIA) in Geneva, co-convened by The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Governments of Canada and Norway, to reaffirm their commitment to women’s and children’s health in the post-2015 era, and to discuss how to ensure that accountability is at the centre of this agenda.

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  • 21 November

    AMHiN launch scorecard: 'Reporting Progress of Nigeria Country Accountability Framework'

    AMHiN have launched a progress report on the “Country Accountability Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health in Nigeria”. The report reviews Nigeria’s country accountability framework (CAF) around seven thematic areas and outlines the scope of work, methodology and critical review of the progress made in implementing the CAF. it also sets out the agreed prioritised areas in which AMHiN will be focusing its advocacy going forward.

  • 17 November

    On World Toilet Day, New Sesame Muppet Raya Invites Children to be Part of the Solution

    On this year’s World Toilet Day on November 19, 2.5 billion people around the world still lack access to sanitation and 1.1 billion people poop in the open. Sanitation is an oft neglected and taboo topic closely linked to infant and child mortality, undernutrition, and poverty. The good news It is a solvable problem and everyone – including children – can be part of the solution.

  • 7 November

    Financing for the ‘grand convergence’

    More than 100 high level representatives who gathered in Geneva for the fifth accountability meeting for stakeholders had an opportunity to learn about the recently established Global Financing Facility. Panellist introduced the business plan development and accountability for the facility as well as the consultation processes which will be coordinated by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.

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