20-21 APRIL 2015 | LONDON, UK - The PMNCH 16th Board meeting took place in London, chaired by Mrs Graça Machel. This year’s meeting was exceptionally important as the first in a transition year when the world will agree on the Post-2015 SDGs as well as update the Global Strategy. In the midst of this transition will also be PMNCH at it develops a new Strategic Approach to guide its work beyond 2015. This Strategic Approach, currently under development, was discussed in depth.
20 APRIL 2015 | WAKIKO, UGANDA - This month, the Beijing +20 campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity” puts the spotlight on women’s health and the significant impact that can be made by increasing access to care and recognizing women’s rights to preventative interventions. A small team from PMNCH visited a program in Wakiko led by PACE called ProFam which is doing that– helping to improve the health outcomes of women, children and adolescents through a network of private healthcare providers.
15-17 APRIL 2015 | OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - A powerful session on empowerment, laying the foundation for the formative years and alleviating young girls from the constant threat of poverty, child marriage and exclusion from effective secondary education, took place today at the Skoll World Forum. There were considered, thought provoking interventions from a variety of speakers who all agreed on one thing- that transforming a girl’s prospects requires transforming her context.
Priorities for the Global Strategy: a report on first round consultations
9 APRIL 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — PMNCH has released a new report, synthesising the views from the first round of consultations on updating the Global Strategy. More than 4,550 organizations and individuals contributed with feedback from a wide-ranging consultation process involving: joint statements from youth groups and SRHR alliances; Citizens’ Hearings across the globe and opinions of 200 school children in India who had a chance to add their voice. These were a few of many that contributed through discussions, meetings and the online survey.
It’s World Immunisation Week 2015
Every year the world celebrates the fact that immunisation is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions ever introduced. Every year 3 million lives are saved from diseases yet at the same time, worldwide, 21.8 million infants miss out on these lifesaving immunisations. In a word, they simply fall through the gap. It’s World Immunisation Week once again this year WHO is calling on the global community to help close the immunisation gap.
Update of World Bank Group Gender Strategy: Consultations
The World Bank Group is preparing a new gender strategy, which is expected to be finalized and discussed by the Board of Executive Directors later this year. In developing the strategy, they are seeking to consult with stakeholders worldwide from mid-April to mid July 2015. Follow this link to learn more, see the consultation plan and provide input.
WHO begins consultations on three related global health sector strategies for 2016-2021
The World Health organization is seeking stakeholder input into the development of three 2016-2021 Global Health Sector Strategies: HIV/AIDS; Viral Hepatitis; and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Follow this link to access an online survey for each of the proposed strategies as well as useful background documents. The deadline for responses is 30 April 2015.
Calls for submission and collaboration
World Immunization Week 2015: Close the immunization gap
Global Week of Action 2015
Stakeholders consultation on the UN Secretary-General's 2016-2030 Global Strategy on Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health