Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet to Chair PMNCH Board


12 January 2018 - We are thrilled to announce that H.E. Ms Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of the Republic of Chile has accepted the role as our new Board Chair. Ms Bachelet is a long-time advocate for the rights of women and children in Latin America and holds a Medical Degree with a specialization in Surgery, Paediatrics and Public Health. She became Chile's first female president in 2006 and was the first Executive Director of UN Women in New York (2011-2013). She is currently a co-chair of the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child. President Bachelet will take up the Chair for PMNCH in April, joining us for our next board meeting expected in June 2018.

A Partnership on the move: 2017 highlights

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In 2017, PMNCH placed an even greater emphasis on its mission to enable partners to achieve more together than any individual partner could do alone, and the results are a tribute to the power of working together in partnership. Catch up on some of the highlights from this year, showcasing our efforts to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents; and the best of a Partnership on the move.

PMNCH Board signals continued commitment to closer alignment among core partners of Every Woman Every Child


13-14 December 2017 ¦ Lilongwe, Malawi
The PMNCH Board has expressed its continued commitment to closer alignment with Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) partners, at its 21st Board meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, 13-14 December. The Board expressed its appreciation for the development of a recent independent consultancy report led by Dr Peter Colenso, and agreed to formulate a PMNCH position paper in response. The Board meeting also included a side event with His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi and First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, who joined PMNCH Board Chair Graça Machel and Board members at a Presidential Dialogue.

Global Call for Proposals: Successful Collaboration Across Sectors for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ health

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30 NOVEMBER 2017 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - PMNCH and Every Woman Every Child are seeking twelve inspiring examples of collaborations across sectors designed to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. Through this global call for proposals we are looking for stories from low-, middle-, and high-income countries to develop as case studies that provide inspiration, insight and ideas about what has worked and why, in collaborating across sectors.

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  • 15 January

    Webinar: Telling the implementation story: WHO tools to help document

    Please join Implementing Best Practices Initiative (IBP) and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), together with WHO on 25 January, 2018 from 15:00 – 16:00 CET for a webinar discussion on Telling the Implementation Story: WHO Tools to help Document. This first installment of the series will focus on the WHO guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning Programmes. This webinar series was conceptualized in response to a growing need from their respective member organizations on how to better document and tell the “implementation story”.

  • 15 January

    Scholarships for first Africa Forum on Quality and Safety

    Momentum is building for the first Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Durban on February 19 to 21 2018 and close to 50 scholarships are available to cover the cost of the conference registration fee. Preference will be given to abstract presenters, students and participants from low and middle income countries, all applicants will be considered. Conference organizers are especially keen to facilitate attendance for ministry of health leaders, managers and practitioners.

  • 13 December

    Countdown to 2030 launches country and equity profiles

    Countdown to 2030 launched its detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 countries that account for 95% of all maternal deaths and 90% of all child deaths at the PMNCH Board meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on December 13th. Malawi stands out because of its strong progress in intervention coverage for essential interventions across the continuum of care. Among the Countdown countries, Malawi now has one of the smallest inequalities between the wealthiest and poorest populations for coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health services.​

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