Prioritizing adolescent health: a technical guidance

11 JANUARY 2017 | ONLINE — A new technical guidance for prioritizing adolescent health, developed by the UNFPA- and WHO-led Adolescent Working Group of Every Woman Every Child, aims to support countries to both advocate for increased investments in adolescent health and to guide strategic choices and decision-making for such investments to be reflected in national development policies, strategies or plans. It describes a systematic process for identifying the needs, priorities and actions for adolescents to survive, thrive and transform their societies as envisioned through the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy.

Survey: Are we keeping our promises to every woman, child and adolescent?

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9 JANUARY 2017 | ONLINE — The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) invites interested stakeholders to share their feedback on the first IAP report titled 2016: Old Challenges, New Hopes, and give suggestions for the second report by participating in a brief 5 minute survey. The Survey closes on 15th January, 2017. The IAP members are also available for holding webinars to discuss the report with organisations that are interested in using the report for advocacy and implementation of policies to benefit the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere. Please email the IAP Secretariat at

Consultation: Global AA-HA! Implementation Guidance Draft

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15 DECEMBER 2016 | ONLINE — PMNCH is inviting its partners and constituencies, particularly the adolescent and youth constituency, to participate in the review of the first draft of the Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!). This consultation aims to gather input from a wide range of stakeholders to inform the development of the document. If you have feedback, please respond by 15th January 2017 so that your comments can influence and be incorporated into the final document.

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    Ending Child Marriage in Zimbabwe

    Yemurai Nyoni, Adolescent and Youth health activist and former chair of the PMNCH adolescent and youth constituency reflects on some of the work he has done to help build up youth movements in Zimbabwe to end child marriage as well as his contribution to transforming the global health space by advocating for meaningful youth engagement in decision-making.

  • 15 December

    Maria Jose Alcalá appointed as Head of the Independent Accountability Panel Secretariat

    The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health are pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Jose Alcalá as the Head the IAP Secretariat. Maria Jose Alcalá brings a wealth of experience in international development both at the UN and with non-governmental organizations in policy advocacy and strategy development. Alcalá will assume her new position on 4 January 2017. She will be based at the PMNCH Secretariat, which hosts the IAP Secretariat at the WHO in Geneva.

  • 14 December

    Webinars: New evidence to bend the curve of progress for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s Health

    This month, PMNCH and partners hosted a series of webinars aimed at highlighting new evidence to bend the curve of progress for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s Health. Recordings of the webinars, on a range of topics from Universal Health Coverage, adolescent health to stillbirths, can be watched here.

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