Maternal mental health: why does it matter?

17 JULY 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A new Knowledge Summary from PMNCH, argues that maternal mental health is fundamental to achieving global health targets relating to women and children because of its direct and potentially long-term impact on their general well-being and social and economic participation. The paper also explores some of the key steps, actions and solutions for addressing maternal mental health.

Why Does A Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Target Matter in the Health Goal?

14 JULY 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS; NY — A technical discussion on “Why a sexual and reproductive health and rights target matters in the health goal, held on the sidelines of the thirteenth session of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development, brought together more than 50 participants from UN missions, UN agencies, and civil society to discuss the rationale for including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as a targets under health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

World leaders: Women and children must be central to new 2030 global poverty goals

1 JULY 2014 | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Co-chair of the MDG Advocates Group, and Graça Machel, Chair of PMNCH, joined world leaders and the RMNCH community to review progress toward achieving the MDGs focused on women and children’s health, and to identify targets for healthy women and children for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Partners’ Forum 2014

30 JUNE 2014 | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — The 2014 Partners Forum opened today to the national anthem of South Africa, Nkosi Sikelel Africa (God Bless Africa). As proceedings kick of these next two days in Johannesburg, delegates gathered at the Forum, grappling with all that still needs to be done in the next 500 days for women’s and children’s health, will take all the help can they get.

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  • 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.

  • 14 July

    Working hard to get the world we want: sexual and reproductive health and rights after 2015

    For those who care about maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – whether advocates, activists, private sector representatives, or policy-makers – we’re approaching a very crucial time in a process that will affect girls and women around the world for decades to come. It’s time to take a deep breath, and to come together for a next-to-final push through this last mile.

  • 8 July

    World Cup Countries Ranked in Saving Children Lives

    A new scorecard of the 32 countries competing in the 2014 World Cup shows that all have made significant progress in reducing childhood mortality since 1990, when the World Cup was hosted by Italy. However, not all countries have progressed equally. Find out who is winning the battle to save children’s lives.