27 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the Global Fund Board has approved a request from the Partnership (“PMNCH”) to be represented on its Board through the Partners Constituency. The inclusion of the Partnership in this constituency is in recognition of the link between the 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy which stresses the importance of women and girls; and PMNCH’s work to ensure women’s, children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing through the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
25-29 APRIL 2016 | WORLDWIDE - According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 18.7 million infants – nearly 1 in 5 children – worldwide today, are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases, such as diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. As the world marks World Immunization week from 25- 29 April, WHO is calling on countries to reach more children missed by routine delivery systems, especially those living in countries, districts or areas where less than 80% of them are receiving vaccines or those living in countries affected by conflicts or emergencies.
Commit to action for the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents everywhere
15 April 2016 | ONLINEAhead of the presentation of the updated Global Strategy at the World Health Assembly in May , the UN Secretary-General’s Office is welcoming commitments to the Global Strategy for the new sustainable development era from new partners, as well as updated and refreshed commitments by existing Every Woman Every Child partners. Commitments are vital, especially commitments that are sustainable, innovative and have a long-term focus. Make a commitment to the Global Strategy today and contribute to putting the SDGs into action.
7 APRIL 2016 | WORLDWIDE - The theme for World Health Day 2016 is diabetes, a noncommunicable disease directly impacting millions of people globally, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. PMNCH partners, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, along with ICM, Save the Children and Every Woman Every Child, will be using this day as an opportunity to shed light on the life threatening impact of diabetes on RMNCAH through a series of articles. This series will explore the reasons behind the rise in cases of diabetes, the devastating impact on women and children, and the policy initiatives necessary to tackle the fast-paced spread of diabetes in developing countries.
Meet the women fighting malaria head on
THE FIGHT The battle against malaria is being fought on many levels; one of the most effective is the grassroots offensive of women across the world. Meet Maurine Murenga, a Kenyan Mother, Global Fund Advocate, malaria survivor and person living with HIV. This is her story.
Women Deliver Announces Social Enterprise Challenge Finalists 26 April 2016
Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, today announced its Social Enterprise Challenge finalists: 10 outstanding entrepreneurs driving innovative approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women around the world. Each finalist will receive a scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2016 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (16 – 19 May 2016) where they will compete to win the 2016 “Global Solution Award” and a cash prize to implement or scale up their innovation.
Mozambique launches national strategy to end child marriage
A National Strategy to Prevent and Combat Child Marriage has been launched in Mozambique spearheaded by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs in consultation with multiple ministries, international agencies, donor partners, and Girls Not Brides Mozambique. The strategy outlines contains eight main pillars which are pivotal to ending child marriage in Mozambique, including: a communications and social mobilisation campaign; improving girls’ access to education, as well as sexual and reproductive health services, family planning, and sex education; support for married girls; and reform of the legal framework.