‘Delhi Declaration’: Partners in Population and Development unveil new roadmap for adolescents and youth
26 NOVEMBER 2014 | NEW DELHI, INDIA — The 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development concluded in Delhi with a new roadmap for youth and adolescents. Through the Delhi Declaration, member countries have agreed significant actions including recognizing the importance of sexual and reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health services, as well as engaging men and boys, as entry points to addressing violence against women and girls
26 NOVEMBER 2014 | ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The 4th Annual CARMMA awareness-raising week —aimed at saving the lives of African mothers and children— kicked off this week. As part of the week long celebrations, African Union Commissioner, Dr Kaloko, has launched the “African Health Stats” a health database which is being heralded as the flagship of the African Union’s CARMMA campaign. This health database represents a major step towards transparency and accountability.
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.
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.
Countdown to 2015 continues to move forward on a series of in-depth Country Case Studies that seek to understand and explain how progress on women’s and children’s health was achieved in priority countries. On 26 November, a research team led by the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima presented preliminary findings of the ongoing Peru case study at a technical meeting held at the Lima offices of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The meeting was attended by more than 100 technical and policy experts from the health and related sectors, including representatives of several government ministries.
PPD Inter-Ministerial Conference: Ending violence against women requires national leadership
The 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development hosted by India kicked off in New Delhi this week with a number of key sessions including a violence against women themed session organized by PMNCH. The session focused on South-South collaboration for promoting healthy lives of adolescents and eliminating violence against women and girls. Evidence from a new Lancet Series on Violence Against Women was presented.
A landmark resolution calling for a ban on child marriage was agreed on 21 November during the 69th session of the General Assembly. The resolution marks the first time that UN Member States have agreed upon substantive recommendations for the steps that countries, international organisations and others must take to address the problem of child, early and forced marriage. Learn more
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.