20-28 MAY 2013 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —Women’s and children’s health is in the spotlight at the sixty-sixth session of the World Health Assembly, with health ministers from across the globe voting on a resolution on the implementation of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Watch this space for updates on key developments and partner activities throughout the week.
PMNCH is joining partners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28-30 May for the third global Women Deliver conference—an opportunity to keep up pressure to continue investing in girls and women and to demand accountability from the international community on commitments made to women’s and children’s health.
7 MAY 2013 — The first global analysis of newborn day-of-death data, released by PMNCH member Save the Children today, estimates that more than 1 million babies die on their birth day every year, making a baby’s first day the most dangerous day of life—in countries rich and poor around the world.
17 APRIL 2013 | GENEVA — The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health is making the case that health, particularly that of women and children, play a central role in the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals. PMNCH members are invited to sign onto a statement summarizing this position that will be submitted to the United Nations High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda reporting to the UN Secretary-General in May 2013.
23 May 2013
Countries around the world are marking the first-ever fistula day with a variety of events to raise awareness of this severely neglected health and human rights tragedy, highlight progress made over the last decade, and generate new political and financial support for the global movement to end the condition.
21 May 2013
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called on countries gathered at the 66th World Health Assembly to ensure universal access to quality, affordable health services, outlining five specific ways the Bank Group will support this goal, including helping countries reach United Nations Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 to reduce maternal and child mortality.
15 May 2013
A new study published in The Lancet has pinpointed the primary causes and impact of diarrheal diseases—a leading cause of deaths among children globally—and has revealed new opportunities for intervention.
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