Unleashing Girls’ Power: transforming context to transform prospects

15-17 APRIL 2015 | OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - A powerful session on empowerment, laying the foundation for the formative years and alleviating young girls from the constant threat of poverty, child marriage and exclusion from effective secondary education, took place today at the Skoll World Forum. There were considered, thought provoking interventions from a variety of speakers who all agreed on one thing- that transforming a girl’s prospects requires transforming her context.

Priorities for the Global Strategy: a report on first round consultations

9 APRIL 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — PMNCH has released a new report, synthesising the views from the first round of consultations on updating the Global Strategy. More than 4,550 organizations and individuals contributed with feedback from a wide-ranging consultation process involving: joint statements from youth groups and SRHR alliances; Citizens’ Hearings across the globe and opinions of 200 school children in India who had a chance to add their voice. These were a few of many that contributed through discussions, meetings and the online survey.

Parliamentarians: catalysts for action on women’s & children’s health

31 MARCH 2015 | HANOI, VIET NAM - The Inter-Parliamentary Union hosted its 132nd General Assembly in Hanoi, bringing together representatives from 166 parliaments. This year’s General Assembly paid particular attention to the important role that parliaments must continue to play to improve women's and children's health, further reinforced at a Global Strategy consultation side event with a call to parliamentarians to be catalysts for real change.

Moving into 2015 and beyond: The PMNCH progress report

1 APRIL 2015 | GENEVA - In 2014, PMNCH focused on two main areas of work: drawing attention to the remaining gaps in reaching the MDGs and promoting greater visibility for women’s, children’s and adolescent health in the post-2015 sustainable development goals. Moving into 2015 and beyond, looks back on 2014’s objectives, initiatives and accomplishments, highlighting the work of The Partnership towards achieving a healthy future for women, children and adolescents.

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  • 1 April

    WHO begins consultations on three related global health sector strategies for 2016-2021

    The World Health organization is seeking stakeholder input into the development of three 2016-2021 Global Health Sector Strategies: HIV/AIDS; Viral Hepatitis; and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Follow this link to access an online survey for each of the proposed strategies as well as useful background documents. The deadline for responses is 30 April 2015.

  • 25 March

    EAC Ministers back increased budget allocation for health

    East African Community Health Ministers and Parliamentarians, at a symposium on RMNCAH in Kampala, vowed increased budget allocation for health, greater accountability through the implementation of scorecards and called for a focus on the reproductive health of adolescents.

  • 25 march

    Updating the Global Strategy: Technical working papers

    The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health is being updated for the post-2015 era. There are six workstreams contributing to the Global Strategy update and each has developed working papers to provide the evidence base for the Global Strategy update.

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