PMNCH partners chart a way forward for partner-centric driven work in 2018

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The Partnership’s ten constituencies were in Geneva to consider a new approach to strengthening and deepening the work PMNCH partners do together. This was a unique opportunity to hear from each of the SO groups on progress in implementing the 2017 PMNCH work plan; assess and agree on an effective partner-centric approach to working; and identify priorities for 2018. The meeting heard contributions from partners on the role of the Partnership, its value add and how the partner-centric model could be better expressed and structured to contribute meaningfully to the work of the partners.

An evidence map to better target research on social, behavioural and community engagement interventions for women’s and children’s health

A group of women.
OXFAM East Africa/J Ferguson

6 NOVEMBER 2017 | ONLINE — 6 November 2017 -- PMNCH, WHO, and 3ie have launched an evidence map and online tool to make available existing research on the effectiveness of social, behavioural and community engagement (SBCE) interventions for improving women’s and children’s health. The tool also highlights gaps where further or new research is needed. The report and online tool show that there is a considerable body of evidence from which we can draw upon for lessons learned. They also show that there are still significant gaps in the evidence base for SBCE interventions, seen as vital in making further gains for women’s and children’s health under the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy.

Investing in Adolescent Health – the Future is Now


27-29 OCTOBER 2017 | NEW DELHI, INDIA - On 27 October more than 1,100 delegates including young people came together in New Delhi, India for the International Association for Adolescent Health – 11th World Congress hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India along with MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA) and Consortium Partners.

7 000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality

© 2017 Riccardo Gangale, Courtesy of Photoshare

According to a new UN report, every day in 2016, 15 000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46% of them – or 7 000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life. Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017, released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and the Population Division of UNDESA, reveals that although the number of children dying before the age of five is at a new low– 5.6 million in 2016, compared with nearly 9.9 million in 2000 – the proportion of under-five deaths in the newborn period has increased from 41% to 46% during the same period. Learn more

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  • 7-8 November

    Quality, Equity and Dignity: partners agree a “big tent” approach for action

    Close to 20 members of the Quality, Equity, Dignity (QED) Advocacy Working Group met for a two-day strategy meeting in Geneva hosted by PMNCH. It was the first time that QED partners have met face-to-face and was an opportunity to do several things including; review the terms of reference and progress to date, identify "rally" moments and agree rules of engagement with other related platforms. The meeting was pivotal for an effort that has been gathering steam and ended with clear results and delineation of work.

  • 14 November

    Boost for civil society engagement in the GFF as costed implementation plan given green light

    At a recent meeting, the Investors Group of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) endorsed a costed implementation plan for the GFF civil society engagement (CS) strategy. The endorsement was accompanied by a commitment from the GFF secretariat of USD$ 300,000 for work at the national level.

  • 10 November

    The USAID Global Health Challenge: Collaborative MNCH research program

    USAID is requesting Expressions of Interest for implementation research to test solutions to address persistent challenges preventing informed and appropriate care-seeking and effective referrals for improved maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. This is an opportunity to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health. This exciting collaborative initiative is open for expressions of interest until no later than November 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. Application should be sent to

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