WHO Bulletin focuses on implementation of the Global Strategy

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2 MAY 2016 | ONLINE - A special issue of the WHO Bulletin out today, focuses on evidence for effective implementation of the updated Global Strategy. The series brings together research, editorials, and policy perspectives that cover the survive-thrive-transform objectives of the Global Strategy, including some under-researched topics such as stillbirths and adolescent mental health. An article, co-authored by many of the Global Strategy authors, provides examples of how change is being made in many countries, and young people stand out through editorials, interviews, and research. The series makes the case for continued investment in research and learning to support country implementation.

PMNCH joins the Global Fund “Partners Constituency”

27 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the Global Fund Board has approved a request from the Partnership (“PMNCH”) to be represented on its Board through the Partners Constituency. The inclusion of the Partnership in this constituency is in recognition of the link between the 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy which stresses the importance of women and girls; and PMNCH’s work to ensure women’s, children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing through the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Closing the immunization gap for every child, everywhere

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25-29 APRIL 2016 | WORLDWIDE - According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 18.7 million infants – nearly 1 in 5 children – worldwide today, are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases, such as diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. As the world marks World Immunization week from 25- 29 April, WHO is calling on countries to reach more children missed by routine delivery systems, especially those living in countries, districts or areas where less than 80% of them are receiving vaccines or those living in countries affected by conflicts or emergencies.

Commit to action for women, children & adolescents everywhere

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15 April 2016 | ONLINE - Ahead of the presentation of the updated Global Strategy at the World Health Assembly in May , the UN Secretary-General’s Office is welcoming commitments to the Global Strategy for the new sustainable development era from new partners, as well as updated and refreshed commitments by existing Every Woman Every Child partners. Commitments are vital, especially commitments that are sustainable, innovative and have a long-term focus. Make a commitment to the Global Strategy today and contribute to putting the SDGs into action.

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  • 28 April

    Meet the women fighting malaria head on

    THE FIGHT The battle against malaria is being fought on many levels; one of the most effective is the grassroots offensive of women across the world. Meet Maurine Murenga, a Kenyan Mother, Global Fund Advocate, malaria survivor and person living with HIV. This is her story.

  • 26 April

    Women Deliver Announces Social Enterprise Challenge Finalists 26 April 2016

    Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, today announced its Social Enterprise Challenge finalists: 10 outstanding entrepreneurs driving innovative approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women around the world. Each finalist will receive a scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2016 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (16 – 19 May 2016) where they will compete to win the 2016 “Global Solution Award” and a cash prize to implement or scale up their innovation.

  • 11 April

    Mozambique launches national strategy to end child marriage

    A National Strategy to Prevent and Combat Child Marriage has been launched in Mozambique spearheaded by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs in consultation with multiple ministries, international agencies, donor partners, and Girls Not Brides Mozambique. The strategy outlines contains eight main pillars which are pivotal to ending child marriage in Mozambique, including: a communications and social mobilisation campaign; improving girls’ access to education, as well as sexual and reproductive health services, family planning, and sex education; support for married girls; and reform of the legal framework.

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