22-31 MAY 2017 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — the 70th World Health Assembly begins today, featuring
Every Woman Every Child related events including: a consultation on the
Global Strategy Progress Report and launch of the Global Financing Facility 2016-17 Annual Report; dialogue on quality, equity and dignity (QED) of care in health services and the 3rd Annual Global Citizens’ Dialogue on Citizen-led Accountability. This year’s Assembly is significant for WHO as it will determine the organisation’s budget for the next two years as well as elect a new Director General.
21 APRIL 2017 | WASHINGTON, DC — PMNCH’s Board is meeting in Ottawa this week on the heels of the Global Adolescent Health Conference co-hosted by PMNCH in partnership with CanWaCh, Global Affairs Canada, Every Woman Every Child and WHO. Discussions at the board will centre on key topics that include how to achieve closer alignment of core partners within the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) architecture, strategic issues that impact on EWEC focus areas and the implications for PMNCH, as well as agreement on objectives and governance structure for the 2018 Partners’ Forum.
Advocating for Change for Adolescents Toolkit 16-17 MAY 2017 | OTTAWA, CANADA — PMNCH and Women Deliver launch a new advocacy toolkit for adolescents at the Global Adolescent Health Conference in Ottawa. With interactive and practical exercises, resources and reference documents, the Advocating for Change for Adolescents Toolkit, developed by young people, for young people is a veritable “how to” guide for in-country youth networks to design, implement, and monitor an effective national advocacy action roadmap on adolescent health and wellbeing.
Leading the realization of human rights to health and through health
The High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents, established last year by WHO and OHCHR, launches its landmark report at the 70th World Health Assembly. The report makes recommendations on priority actions to defend and advance health and human rights of women, children and adolescents
USAID: Acting on the Call Report 2017
The 2017 Acting on the Call report examines how a focus on core functions of health systems will help accelerate progress to improve the health of women and girls around the world in order to foster prosperity and stability around the world.