27 JULY 2016 | MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE — Mozambique has made a commitment to the Global Strategy. In a letter of intent to the UN Secretary-General, the President of Mozambique, underlined the importance of country commitments and pledged unequivocal support to the Global Strategy. The Partnership led by its Board Co-Chair, Helga Fogstad, played a catalytic role in mobilising this recent commitment, which includes an increase in public expenditure and national budget dedicated to health with a focus on women, children and adolescents.
19 JULY 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — An Every Woman Every Child event on the sides of the High-level Political Forum in New York brought together experts to share global and national experiences over the past five years that have had an impact on accountability. Participants heard diverse perspectives on how to ensure accountability for action and results, as well as the role of cross-sectoral collaboration in achieving the targets to implement the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
19 JULY 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — How can we strengthen accountability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for every woman, every child, every adolescent, everywhere? At a side event during the High-level Political Forum in New York, on 19 July, Every Woman Every Child partners will share valuable experiences over the last five years from the national and global level that have had an impact in ensuring accountability for action and results. Speakers will explore how to strengthen accountability as well as the role of cross-sectoral collaboration in the achievements of the targets of the Global Strategy and related SDGs.
Adolescent and youth constituency defines its contribution to the implementation of the PMNCH workplan
4-6 JULY 2016 | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — A meeting of the Partnership’s Adolescent and Youth constituency in Johannesburg this week, resulted in definition of the constituency's priorities in the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health continuum of care as well as the constituency's contribution to the Partnership’s workplan. In addition, the AY constituency established its structure, membership criteria and operational guidelines on how to collaborate and deliver a workplan effectively.
After Copenhagen, What Next for Women and Girls?
We are excited to announce the upcoming policy dialogue, After Copenhagen, What Next for Women and Girls? The event will take place in Washington, D.C. at The Wilson Center (and online!) on Monday, 18 July 2016. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health Series, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center.
Paris conference sets agenda for climate and health
At the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate, hosted by the World Health Organisation and the Government of France, COP21 presidency, delegates proposed key actions for the implementation of the Paris agreement to reduce health risks linked to climate change. The action agenda is a contribution to COP22, under the Presidency of the Government of Morocco, in Marrakech in November 2016.
‘A Common Cause’: reaching every woman and child through Universal Health Coverage
A new report entitled ‘A Common Cause’: reaching every woman and child through Universal Health Coverage¬, co-published by Save the Children and the Partnership shows why two key movements in global health – maternal and child health, and UHC – need to join forces to end preventable child and maternal deaths. The report argues for universal access to an integrated continuum of care for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, and through country “spotlights” sets out the challenges and disparities in access to essential healthcare and in maternal and child health outcomes. It also makes the case for UHC as the framework for countries to build a health system capable of providing essential services for all their people.