UN Secretary- General appoints members to the Every Woman Every Child’s Independent Accountability Panel
The UN Secretary-General has appointed nine members to Every Woman Every Child’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP). These panelists are empowered to command attention from the global community across the full range of the updated Global Strategy’s accountability framework. The Board of PMNCH , chaired by Mrs Graça Machel, led a selection process that yielded a shortlist of candidates for consideration by the Secretary-General. The confidentiality of applicants and nominees was maintained throughout this process. PMNCH will also house the Secretariat of the IAP.
10 FEBRUARY 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The World Health Organization has published a Q&A on women and the Zika virus. This document addresses the most commonly asked questions and concerns among women – including women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It highlights the known facts, existing applicable recommendations on prevention, and areas where further research and evidence is needed.
Video: A year to prove women deliver, and not just babies!
10 FEBRUARY 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Its 2016, the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda and Robin Gorna, Executive Director of the Partnership, highlights some of the work that must be done to start delivering on the Global Goals and Global Strategy. Watch the video.
4 FEBRUARY 2016 | VIENNA, AUSTRIA - On World Cancer Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for more to be done to end the many tragedies that cancer inflicts. In honour of the day, Every Woman Every Child also held a film screening and a panel discussion to shed light on cervical cancer and how we can work together to eliminate cervical cancer and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals related to the health of girls and women and the reduction of non-communicable diseases worldwide.
CSOs outline steps for greater engagement ahead of Global Financing Facility learning meeting
Civil society representatives from 21 organizations throughout Senegal met in Dakar ahead of the Global Financing Facility Information meeting hosted by the World Bank and the Ministry of Health. The purpose of the meeting was four-fold: to share outcomes from the GFF Nairobi meeting; introduce the Global Financing Facility to Senegalese civil society organisations; present the Minimum Standards; and find ways to coordinate the national CSOs for their participation in the GFF process in the upcoming Country Platform.
Women Deliver 2016 Conference to Spotlight Solutions to Toughest Challenges Facing Girls and Women
The Women Deliver 2016 Conference, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark this Spring will feature more than 150 panels and side events focused on solutions and on how to make development matter most for girls and women, with a specific emphasis on health, rights, gender equality, education and economic empowerment.
Latching On: Why Breast is Best for Every Baby, Everywhere
In recent times, there has been an upsurge of awareness campaigns on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and supporting all mothers everywhere in any setting, to do what is not just natural but important for the mother and her babies. Robin Gorna in this blog speaks of her experience breastfeeding small and sick twins and explains why mothers of sick and small babies – like hers – need to have quality, reliable information to make informed decisions.