PMNCH Partners' Forum: From Pledges to Action

New Delhi, India, 13-14 November 2010

The Partners' Forum

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In 2010, the global community is two-thirds of the way to the target of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Over the past decade many countries have taken significant steps towards reaching the MDGs, but there is need for renewed energy and commitment in this last mile, particularly as related to achieving MDGs 4 & 5.

In 2010, many high-level meetings have emphasized the importance of maternal, newborn and child health, including the G8 summit in June, the African Union Summit on MNCH, and the MDG Summit/UN General Assembly in September.

The Partners' Forum in New Delhi in November 2010 renewed commitments pledged through this important year and provided a platform for developing strategies and networks that promote accountability for those pledges. The program of the Forum built on the MNCH Consensus and Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health by featuring success stories in financing, delivery and accountability, identifying innovative strategies, policies and programs that can be scaled up for change.

The meeting in Delhi was significant also as it was five years after the 2005 Lives in the Balance conference, at which the Delhi Declaration was launched and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) was born. Today PMNCH has more than 300 partner organizations including governments, multilateral organizations, donors and foundations, civil society organizations, health care professionals' associations, and academic, research and training communities. This will be the second full meeting of PMNCH partners, following the first Partners' Forum in Dar es Salaam in April 2007.

In this special section of the PMNCH website, find all reports and information about “From Pledges to Action – A Partners’ Forum on Women’s and Children’s Health”. On your right, find links to:

  • The text of the Delhi Declaration 2010
  • The final Highlights Report from the Rapporteurs
  • The Media centre with press release and clippings on the Forum
  • Presentations, photographs and speeches to download
  • The final Agenda, Biographies of speakers and the List of Participants
  • A visit to the Innovation Showcase and its original presentations.