Uganda: CSOs challenge stakeholders to be agents of change and accountability

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24 MARCH 2015 | KAMPALA, UGANDA - Over 100 participants gathered at a meeting held on the sidelines of the East African Community Meeting of Health Ministers and Parliamentarians to discuss key health priorities and challenges of women, children and adolescents in Uganda. Convened by the Civil society coalition on MNCH and PMNCH, this consultation will inform the update of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

Youth leaders: prioritise adolescent health with resources and results

23 MARCH 2015 | KAMPALA, UGANDA — Youth leaders gathered at the UNFPA offices in Kampala to share their recommendations on priorities for inclusion in the updated Global Strategy. Although representing a wide range of interests, they were united in their call for a strategy that is inclusive, empowering, considerate of the health needs of adolescents and backed by resources and trackable results.

Multistakeholder Dialogue on Shared Services in Health: The Digital Opportunity

18 MARCH 2015 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH - The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for Bangladesh, in collaboration with PMNCH, Johns Hopkins University and other partners, convened a multistakeholder dialogue on ‘Shared Services in Health’ designed to identify constraints that hinder the use of ICTs in Health, and align future priorities and actions critical for enhancing accountability for resources and results in the country.

Saving Lives, Protecting Futures: UNSG launches progress report on the Global Strategy

10 MARCH 2015 | NEW YORK - At a high level event today during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon launched Saving Lives, Protecting Futures, a Progress Report on the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. With less than 300 days before the deadline for the MDGs, the report focuses on the progress made and lessons learned over the past five years, and sets the rationale for continued and accelerated action for the unfinished MDG agenda.

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