The Lancet Maternal Health Series London Launch

15 OCTOBER 2016 | LONDON, UK — This Series, the first focusing on maternal health in a decade of change– shines a light on the causes, trends, and prospects for maternal health in the current era of rapid demographic, epidemiological, and socioeconomic transition. It analyses experiences of the past 25 years, and exposes the growing threat to progress caused by poor quality care and inequity of access.

Appointment of new Executive Director of the Partnership

26 SEPTEMBER 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Helga Fogstad as Executive Director of PMNCH.

More than $2B pledged for well-being of women, children, adolescents

Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

22 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — Twenty-three new commitments, corresponding to over $2 billion in pledges for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing were announced on the margins of the UN General Assembly. This includes a pledge by Save the Children for global health and nutrition work in both development and humanitarian settings.

Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World

20 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — Partnerships across sectors was the theme of the event Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World on the margins of the 71st session of the UNGA, on 20th September 2016. The theme is in tandem with Transform aspect of the Global Strategy, which highlights the power of partnerships and working across sectors to change the lives of women, children and adolescents, expanding enabling environments.

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  • 22 September

    New group to “expand access to health and human rights” for women, children and adolescents

    Helping to expand access to health and human rights for women, children and adolescents everywhere is the goal of the new High Level Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents.

  • 20 September

    Health System Award for Innovative Primary Care

    Strong health systems deliver everything that is needed: people, money, medicine, information and facilities to prevent disease, treat illness and empower people to lead healthier lives. Responding to the health needs in communities is at the core of primary health care, and has proven its effectiveness in countless ways in recent decades. The Health System Award for Innovative Primary Care event organized by MSH on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2016 was held to honor individuals that have made outstanding contributions to building or contributing to resilient health systems, often in challenging environments.

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