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.
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.
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.
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.
East African Community Health Ministers and Parliamentarians, at a symposium on RMNCAH in Kampala, vowed increased budget allocation for health, greater accountability through the implementation of scorecards and called for a focus on the reproductive health of adolescents.
The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health is being updated for the post-2015 era. There are six workstreams contributing to the Global Strategy update and each has developed working papers to provide the evidence base for the Global Strategy update. These papers are open for feedback until 15 April.
President Rafael Correa of Ecuador recently announced that the salaries of public servants earning more than US$6,000 per month will be reduced 5 to 10 percent. This measure would also affect the president’s salary as he attempts to help finance the hiring of 2,187 medical professionals and programs to combat maternal mortality.
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