The Partnership Update - July 2007

Coming Up

Women Deliver

London, 17-20 October 2007 - The global community working in maternal and newborn health and development is awaiting a landmark advocacy conference -Women Deliver- marking the 20th anniversary of the Safe Motherhood movement and highlighting the need for renewed energy to achieve the MDGs to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. The theme: "Invest in women: it pays!"

Women Deliver will bring together more than 2 000 global leaders and decision makers, including major political and public figures, health professionals, social scientists and advocates who are engaged in women's education, human rights, gender, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, poverty reduction, environment, and maternal, newborn and child health issues. The conference is to host more than 80 simultaneous sessions focussing on five critical areas of investment in women:

  • Improving Women’s and Newborn Health
  • Advancing Human Rights
  • Expanding Financial Resources
  • Building Political Will, and
  • Promoting Women In the World.

On behalf of the conference organizers, The Partnership would like to extend the invitation to all members and partners to take part in this global opportunity. As the time for the conference approaches, we will also work to share more information and communication around the conference to encourage all of our partners and their affiliates to facilitate broader policy advocacy and media communication activities in own countries and regions.

The deadline approaches and registration fees will soon go up!

Join Women Deliver by registering today, at

Health Care Professionals Workshop

Malawi, 12-16 November 2007 - The Partnership in collaboration with the Health Care Professional Workshops Planning Group is preparing for a series of four regional workshops, the first which will be held in Malawi 12-16 November 2007.


Media and Communications Focal Points

The Partnership is compiling a list for a network of communications officers to inform on upcoming advocacy and communications events and to mobilize wider outreach in global hubs, as well as regions and countries. Please nominate your communication focal points by writing to Tunga Namjilsuren in the Partnership at