11 APRIL 2013 | GENEVA - By 2025, we can end preventable deaths of more than two million children a year from pneumonia and diarrhoea. We have the solutions, and now The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) from WHO and UNICEF provides the cohesive approach critical for prevention and control of these two killer diseases. The goal of the newly released Plan is to reduce deaths from pneumonia to fewer than 3 children per 1000 live births, and from diarrhea to less than 1 in 1000 by 2025.
10 April 2013 - A workshop on “Ensuring Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health” took place at the recent IPU 128th Assembly in Quito, Ecuador, on March 26th 2013. The workshop was organized to commemorate the one year anniversary of the IPU resolution, “the role of parliaments in achieving maternal, new born and child health as a basic right”, adopted at the 126th IPU Assembly in Kampala. The workshop was attended by over 100 Speakers of parliaments, parliamentarians and other interested parties, and renewed the commitment to the resolution.
7 MARCH 2013 - A lunch time event to discuss a study looking at evidence proving that human rights-based approaches have helped to improve women’s and children’s health was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event focused on strengthening the implementation of the child’s right to health and on accountability processes and mechanisms that need to be in place to ensure compliance with the State’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant human rights treaties.
The final study: “Evidence of Impact of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Women’s and Children’s Health” will be launched at a side event to the World Health Assembly (Geneva, May 2013).
25 OCTOBER 2012 | GENEVA - The 2012 iERG report - Every Woman Every Child: from commitments to action - summarises progress on the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy on Women's and Children's Health and the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. Share your impressions, point out the report’s weaknesses and deficiencies, suggest what can be done better and say what is well enough to be retained for the next year.