3 December 2013 - To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report on Investing in Health, The Lancet launches a special issue from the Commission on Investing in Health. Over the past year the Commission in collaboration with PMNCH, WHO and the University of Washington have led a major process with partners to develop the Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health. The Framework is a response to one of the 2012 iERG recommendations.
15 November 2013 | GENEVA - Take adolescents seriously! This is one of the six key recommendations that the iERG put forward in the recently released 2013 report – Every Woman, Every Child: Strengthening Equity and Dignity through Health.
In response to this recommendation, WHO initiated a Call for submission of nomination of a young person to join the iERG for the next biennium.
The Selection Committee reviewed 49 applications of extraordinary young female and male candidates and reached an unanimous decision to appoint Ms Sejal Hathi as a new ninth member of the iERG.
Very warm welcome, Sejal!
28-30 May 2013 - WHO had a busy schedule at the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. In addition to pre-conference activities courses and technical exchanges, WHO chaired and participated on panels in numerous sessions and symposia. Sessions of particular interest included launches of new reports:
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.