22 SEPTEMBER 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK — PMNCH Chair Graça Machel joined together with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and other leaders in New York this week to call on UN Member States to adopt a standalone target on child marriage in the new post-2015 development goals. At a breakfast hosted by the Ford Foundation on Monday 22 September, Mrs Machel said: “We are just at the beginning of building our consciousness on child marriage. We need to establish targets so that we can mobilize the world to be aware and to act.
21 SEPTEMBER 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK — More than 200 participants from government and civil society gathered in New York at a lively breakfast meeting co-hosted by PMNCH. In its fourth year, the breakfast, traditionally in support of Every Woman Every Child, is an opportunity to review the progress made for women and children’s health and a precursor of the week to come. Key findings and recommendations from two new reports were shared, showing the progress and the change that is still needed for women and children.
16 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK — The UN General Assembly will convene in New York this coming week, where Heads of State, representatives from UN organizations, civil society and NGOs will gather to deliberate this year’s theme on ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda’. A string of side events will take place alongside the General Assembly's first week, all very crucial in laying the foundation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
16 SEPTEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As a follow up to the launch of the 10 Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health country highlights in June, PMNCH has published a series of findings from research across 142 countries. The release of this new research is being supported by a global and national press campaign with the 10 “fast-track” telling their own stories of how strategies tailored to their country context, strengths and challenges have led to success.
The PMNCH 2014 Accountability Report: Tracking Financial Commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health
The fourth annual PMNCH 2014 Accountability Report was launched today at a breakfast event in New York in the lead up to the UN General Assembly week. This year’s report focuses exclusively on the commitments made to the Global Strategy that were specifically expressed in financial terms. It shows some encouraging trends in the implementation of Global Strategy commitments and RMNCH financing, but also points to important areas requiring additional focus.
The independent Expert Review Group today released its third report- Every Woman, Every Child: A Post-2015 Vision during a jointly hosted breakfast in New York with PMNCH and Countdown to 2015. The new report proposes a radical new vision for accelerating progress towards advancing women’s and children’s health now and in the post-2015 era.
The 2014 Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed progress report, indicates that the first 28 days of a newborn’s life are the most vulnerable with almost 2.8 million babies dying each year during this period. One million of them don’t even live to see their second day of life. Many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and immediately after birth.
Calls for submission and collaboration
Facilitating the development of the post-2015 Strategic Framework for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Event Management Coordination
- BMGF: Senior Program Officer, Program Advocacy and Communications, Family Planning
- BMGF: Senior Program Officer, Advocacy & Communications, Pneumonia and Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases