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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Calls for submission and collaboration
500 day milestone: Millennium Development Goals
World Water Week
5th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology