Every Newborn – An advocacy toolkit and guidance manual for ending preventable deaths

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6 February 2018 ¦ Online
This new toolkit from the Every Newborn Partnership shows how to undertake advocacy and communication in various national and local contexts, particularly in support of the global Every Newborn initiative. It provides a wide range of options for outreach and advocacy activities tailored to specific audiences and includes key messages on newborn and maternal health, as well as examples of letters to policymakers, briefs, press releases, social media content and other relevant materials to make the case for improving the quality of care and scaling up newborn and maternal health interventions.

The Nurturing Care Framework consultation starts today! Have your say and help children get the best start in life

A infant looks into the face of an adult, Haiti.
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24 January 2018 - The online consultation on the Nurturing Care Framework is now open! The Framework provides a roadmap for action; to support early childhood development, especially in the first 1,000 days. It builds on state-of-the-art evidence of effective interventions and recognizes the critical importance of an enabling environment, with policies, information and services in a range of sectors. The SDGs have embraced children’s development as a catalyst for the transformation we want in the next 15 years, and there is no better time than now to take action. We want to hear from you! Consultation on the framework is open until 6 February.

Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet to Chair PMNCH Board


12 January 2018 - We are thrilled to announce that H.E. Ms Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of the Republic of Chile has accepted the role as our new Board Chair. Ms Bachelet is a long-time advocate for the rights of women and children in Latin America and holds a Medical Degree with a specialization in Surgery, Paediatrics and Public Health. She became Chile's first female president in 2006 and was the first Executive Director of UN Women in New York (2011-2013). She is currently a co-chair of the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child. President Bachelet will take up the Chair for PMNCH in April, joining us for our next board meeting expected in June 2018.

A Partnership on the move: 2017 highlights

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In 2017, PMNCH placed an even greater emphasis on its mission to enable partners to achieve more together than any individual partner could do alone, and the results are a tribute to the power of working together in partnership. Catch up on some of the highlights from this year, showcasing our efforts to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents; and the best of a Partnership on the move.

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  • 12 February

    The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence

    Over three weeks this free online course explores the state of maternal health globally, based on The Lancet Maternal Health Series. You will review the latest evidence from experts, and learn what is needed to ensure good-quality, woman-centred maternal healthcare for all.

  • 17 January

    Lancet commentary: The age of adolescence

    Adolescence is the phase of life stretching between childhood and adulthood, and its definition has long posed a conundrum. Adolescence encompasses elements of biological growth and major social role transitions, both of which have changed in the past century. Professor Susan Sawyer et al., in this Lancet commentary call for consideration to expand the age definition of adolescence from 10-19 (first defined in the mid-1960s) to 10-24 years; consistent with new understandings of biological development, the upward age of many of the social role transitions that have historically denoting adulthood, and the commensurate need for investment in healthy development for a longer period.

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