Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference

18 AUGUST 2014 |COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Women Deliver and Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Mogens Jensen announced that the 2016 Women Deliver Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17-19th May 2016. This conference, aims to be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade.

New World Health Organization Study published in the Lancet

13 AUGUST 2014 | WORLDWIDE — A new World Health Organization (WHO) study, finds that only half of women who give birth preterm in hospitals receive steroid injections which can prevent death and disability amongst vulnerable, preterm newborns.

World Breastfeeding Week

4 AUGUST 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, joins the World Health Organization and partners in celebrating this year’s World Breastfeeding Week from the 1st to 7th August 2014. Breastfeeding is the first, and single most important, public health intervention for all newborns, infants and young children, with a lifelong impact on health and survival.

Calls to end FGM & child marriage in a generation at Girl Summit

22 JULY 2014 | UNITED KINGDOM — The first ever Girl Summit concluded in London yesterday with pledges aimed at ending female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage within a generation. Co-hosted by UNICEF and the UK Government the event brought together government representatives, international organisations, the private sector who joined forces with girls themselves calling for an end to these practices.

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Every Woman Every Child

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Countdown to 2015

Tracking coverage of interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths


Partners' Forum 2014

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  • 30 July

    Saving Lives at Birth Hosts 2014 DevelopmentChange

    At a DevelopmentXChange in Washington, D.C., 52 finalists will compete in the final stage of the fourth global call of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The DevelopmentXChange is a key feature of the Saving Lives at Birth program and serves as the first step in building a community of innovators to tackle the challenge of newborn and maternal mortality.

  • 22 July

    8th Africa Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer Conference

    Over 1,200 participants including the Head of State of Namibia, 18 first Ladies, 30 Minister’s and 40 senior parliamentarians took part in the 8th Africa Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer Conference focusing this year “Moving forward to end Cervical Cancer by 2030: Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention”.

  • 14 July

    Consultation on improving measurement of the quality of MNCH care in health facilities

    In December 2013, WHO and PMNCH convened a consultation on “Improving measurement of the quality of maternal, newborn and child care in health facilities”. The report of this meeting is now available and provides information about the proposed 19 core indicators for reporting on quality of MNCH care in facilities.

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