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Canada: announcement to champion MNCH
Exciting news for MNCH came on 26 January 2010, when Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announced that Canada would "champion a major initiative to improve the health of women and children in the world's poorest regions", making this "the top priority" for the up-coming G8 meeting. Canada will host the G8 and G20 in Ontario from 25-27 June 2010. In December 2009, PMNCH co-hosted (jointly with Canadian member SOGC) a successful parliamentary breakfast briefing on MNCH. The PMNCH has applauded the Prime Minister’s statement.
- Find Canada’s Prime Minister's MNCH statement and Davos speech on our website
- Read the full PMNCH statement applauding his action
- Link to the many articles in the Canadian press
- Information on PMNCH Parliamentary events in Canada 2009
BLOG on G8
MNCH special public forum on Parliament Hill marks Women’s Day
8 March 2010 | Ottawa – Some 200 people packed a special MNCH public forum marking International Women’s Day which took place on Canada’s Parliament Hill and was organized by a non-partisan, all-party group of parliamentarians and Senators. Two roundtable panels addressed the question: “Canada’s Role in Saving Women and Children: Moving Forward on MDG 4 and 5.” Panelists included former First lady, Maureen McTeer, Canadian MNCH experts, including Partnership members and the PMNCH Spokesperson in Canada, Dr Dorothy Shaw.
More than 300 partners!
January 2010 started with some exciting news for maternal, newborn and child health—as well for The Partnership itself. After approving ten new members in January, the PMNCH now joins 305 partners in six constituencies to work together to improve maternal, newborn & child health worldwide. Welcome to our newest members, which include Action Canada for Population and Development; Family Health Development Organization (FHDO);Hoc Mai Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation; International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights; Helen Keller International; SWCDS (Social Welfare & Community Development Society); International institute for health care professionals; School of Medicine, University of Zambia; Woman and Health Alliance International; Women Deliver.
Learn more about PMNCH partners! In a new section of the website accessible from the PMNCH Home (scroll down for PARTNER HIGHLIGHT on the right), each week we will highlight a different PMNCH Partner.
Highlights from the web
Countdown to 2015 at Women Deliver. Save the date!
In 2010, Countdown to 2015 and Women Deliver will join forces to achieve maximum impact: Women Deliver 2010 is a global conference to be held in Washington DC on June 7-9 which will focus on the theme "Delivering solutions for girls and women". The Countdown to 2015 will be held together with Women Deliver 2010, featuring special sessions dedicated to provide the latest evidence, country by country, on the progress, obstacles and solutions to achieving the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 for the health of women, newborns and children. Please note that the EARLY REGISTRATION to Women Deliver has been extended.
Italy: Parliamentarians pledge more
5 - 6 February 2010 | GENEVA – Italian Parliamentarians meeting in Geneva have pledged to continue support and action for maternal, newborn and child issues. At a seminar organized by WHO/Reproductive Health Department, PMNCH and the Italian NGO, O.N.Da., several Italian Parliamentarians committed to draft parliamentary resolutions on international aid to MNCH, support breast cancer awareness and continue to work to reduce the rate of cesarean sections in Italy.
Member news - Haiti relief
The earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January not only caused the deaths of thousands, it also caused wide spread devastation, leaving many of the most vulnerable members of society without access to much needed food, water and medication. Partners have warned that many of those hardest hit are pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and young children. On the PMNCH website, find highlights from PMNCH partners' Haiti relief efforts and campaigns. Please tell us about your work in Haiti and share with others by filling out our Web contribution form.
International Women’s Day 8 March 2010
- UN Commission on the Status of Women
- Lancet: International Women's Day 2010
- WHO: Rights for women and girls essential for health
- UN Agencies urge action on adolescent girls
Request for Proposals: Impact evaluation of HCP workshops on MDGs 4 & 5
The aim of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the regional health care professional workshops in the 17 participating countries on two levels: 1) The achievement of the overall workshop objective; and 2) The achievement of specific objectives which can be viewed as stepping stones to reaching the overall objective. DEADLINE: 10 March, 2010, 17:00 hours Geneva time.
2010 will be an important year for the Millennium Development Goals, and MDG 4 and 5 – to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. Important events are being planned, and more than 50 MNCH-related events have been added to our PMNCH WEB CALENDAR. Link to announcements, web links and Reports, when available. A few highlights until June include:
- Feb: Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights
- Feb: 2010 NGO Forum for Women: Beijing + 15
- Mar: UN Commission on the Status of Women
- Mar: 122nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly
- Mar: AMCHP: Shaping the Future of Maternal and Child Health
- Mar: 29th Conference on Priorities in Perinatal Care
- Apr: UN System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting
- May: Global Paediatric Research Symposium & Workshop
- May: The World Health Assembly – focus on MDGs
- Jun: Global Health Council Conference: Goals & Metrics
- Jun: The 2010 G8+G20 Meeting in Canada
- Sep: The 2010 UN Leaders’ Summit on MDGs Sept
Download: 2010 Calendar in pdf
In the News
Resources, documents + links
- VIDEO: Invisible Lives
- Website: UN Inter Agency Network on Women + Gender Equality - Women Watch
Feeling the heat: Child survival in a changing climate
An Economic Framework for Analysing the social determinants of health and health inequalities
Systems thinking for health systems strengthening
Health care utilization in Ecuador
Global health funding: how much, where it comes from and where it goes
Financing of health systems to achieve the health MDGs in low-income countries
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