5 December 2013 | Johannesburg, South Africa — It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela. He was an extraordinary man, a great leader and an inspiration to all of us. On behalf of all its partners, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health wishes to offer heartfelt condolences to our Board Chair Mrs Graça Machel, the entire family, and the people of South Africa. Our thoughts are with you.
12 December 2013 | Virtual — At a virtual working session of the PMNCH Board, members came together to decide on the Secretariat’s priorities and activities in 2014 with an aim to work ‘deeper rather than broader ‘ in a fewer priority areas for 2014.
11 December 2013 | New-York — The births of nearly 230 million children under-five, approximately one in three children around the world, have never been registered; according to a new report released by UNICEF on its 67th birthday to underscore the importance of counting every child.
3 December 2013 | London — The Lancet launches a special issue from the Commission on Investing in Health to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report on Investing in Health. In collaboration with the Commission, PMNCH and partners have developed a Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s health
Countries and major donors are changing the way they finance maternal and child, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS health programs in low-income countries to increase their impact. The approach, called Results-Based Financing for Health, or RBF, pays providers or recipients of health services after pre-agreed results have been achieved and independently verified.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) marks 20 years since its establishment, with a look back at achievements and forward to the challenges that lie ahead for human rights in the next two decades and beyond.
Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? On the First ever UN endorsed World Toilet Day, the world recognizes the 2.5 billion people for whom basic sanitation is not a punch line.