Regional advocacy

Investment cases for women’s and children’s health

The Partnership has contributed to the development of “investment cases” for health in Africa and another for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Asia. Link above and on the right to download the reports.

Work in Africa

PMNCH has been involved in a number initiatives focusing on improving women’s and children’s health in Africa. It supports efforts around the African Union Summit of Heads of States and Government on MNCH, providing content support, conducting targeted advocacy and fuelling media campaigns. The Partnership also seeks to integrate regional priorities from the continent in the various global initiatives around RMNCH.

PMNCH work in Asia

Asia-Pacific Leadership and Policy Dialogue for women’s and children’s health

Ministers and senior officials from nearly 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Manila in November 2012 to discuss mutual strategies and principles in accelerating progress for women's and children's health in Asia. Hosted by the WHO's Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) and convened by AusAID, the Asian Development Bank, WHO, UNICEF, and PMNCH, the meeting was the first-ever event to bring together more than 150 participants from government, civil society, the UN and the private sector to share knowledge and experiences related to regional strategies for investment, policy implementation, and accountability. The meeting resulted in widespread support for the development of a "Manila Declaration", which sets out concrete, measurable actions to enhance regional cooperation in key areas, and underlines the relevance of placing a regional lens on women's and children's health to enhance the efforts that many countries in the region are making towards the Millennium Development Goals.