UN Secretary-General joins High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child
21 APRIL 2017 | WASHINGTON, DC — The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made on the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and IMF, highlights the importance of the highest level political leadership to foster health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents as key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
19 APRIL 2017 | LONDON, UK — A new study shows that investments in adolescent health and wellbeing are some of the best that can be made towards achieving the SDGs. Improving the physical, mental and sexual health of adolescents aged 10-19 years, at the cost of US$4.6 per person per year, could bring a 10-fold economic benefit, averting 12 million adolescent deaths and preventing more than 30 million unwanted pregnancies. The findings are published in The Lancet on the eve of the World Bank Spring Meetings where finance and development leaders will discuss critical needs for investment in adolescents.
19 APRIL 2017 | OTTAWA, CANADA — PMNCH is partnering with the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), Global Affairs Canada, Every Woman Every Child and the WHO to convene the Global Adolescent Health Conference in Ottawa, 16 to 17 May. Youth voices and experiences will be at the forefront of the conference, emphasizing the fundamental right of young people to participate and be heard. Join the conversation using #GlobalYouth2017.
Realizing the promise of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
This commentary from Health Policy and Planning Oxford Journals provides a current account of PMNCH’s trajectory since its inception in 2005. It highlights PMNCH’s distinct characteristics and how it is positioned to play an instrumental role in the current global health landscape.
Strengthening country context in partnerships for community health and empowerment
Over 300 participants from more than 25 countries met to discuss community health and empowerment at the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg. Through a mix of plenaries and break-out sessions, participants had the opportunity to engage in collective dialogue and shared learning that combined global and national evidence with country experiences and perspectives on community health and empowerment.