Nurturing care for early childhood development: Second online consultation open

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14–28 March 2018 -- The Nurturing Care Framework for early childhood development is now entering its second phase of online consultations, with the release of a full draft of the Framework for input. The Framework builds on state-of-the-art evidence of effective interventions and recognises the critical importance of an enabling environment, with policies, information and services in a range of sectors including health, nutrition, education, social protection and child protection. Join the consultation, have your say and help give every child the best start in life.

How gender-responsive are the world’s most influential global health organisations?

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8 March 2018 - A first of its kind report from Global Health 50/50 released on International Women’s Day, provides a comprehensive review of the gender-related policies of 140 major organisations working in and/or influencing the field of global health. Through an examination of seven domains, the report provides an in-depth look at the extent to which global health organisations commit and take action to promote gender equality, both through their programmes and operations, and within the workplace. The report classifies PMNCH as one of ten high-scoring organisations because of its gender-responsive policies.

Update on global call for proposals of successful collaboration across sectors for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

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19 February 2018 - It has been a month since our global call for proposals of what works in collaborating across sectors closed and what a great response we had. We received more than three hundred proposals – a strong testament to the interest and commitment to working across sectors to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents around the world. We want to thank every one of you who participated in this call and shared your story.

PMNCH’s current and incoming Chair Mrs Machel and President Bachelet, join drive to beat noncommunicable diseases

Bachelet and Machel
Gubierno de Chile

PMNCH Board Chair Mrs Graça Machel, SDG Advocate and Founder of the Graça Machel Trust and incoming Chair President Michelle Bachelet of Chile have both been named Commissioners to the first-ever WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, announced the Commission comprising of heads of state, ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The Commission will seek to identify and propose bold and practical ways to curb the world’s leading causes of death and illness.

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  • February

    Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

    This new report from UNICEF addresses the challenges of keeping every child alive, and calls for strong cooperation among governments, businesses, health-care providers, communities and families to give every newborn a fair chance to survive, and to collectively work towards the achievement of universal health coverage, and a world where no newborn dies of a preventable cause.

  • 28 February 2018

    Test pregnant women and prevent future diabetes

    In 2014, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced national guidelines for diagnosis and management of diabetes in pregnancy requesting Jhpeigo with the support of Novo Nordisk (both PMNCH constituency members) to help field test the guidelines. This project was initiated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh with the aim of integrating gestational diabetes testing into antenatal care. The project has tested more than 24,000 women and has also shed light on the relevance, and shared benefit, of a closer integration of maternal health and NCD prevention.

  • 16 February

    Building capacity for youth advocacy: PMNCH AYC members share learnings at 8th Africa SHR Conference

    The 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights was hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12 to 16 February 2018, under the theme Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls in Africa. PMNCH supported its Adolescent and Youth Constituency representatives at the conference, part of a sustained process of building and fostering regional dialogue on sexual and reproductive health and rights that leads to concrete actions and enhances the ability of stakeholders to influence policy and programming for a sexually healthy Africa.

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