27 FEBRUARY 2015 | NEW DELHI - The final session of the Delhi consultation closed with a review and look forward to post-2015. Participants stressed the importance of domestic ownership and political support for the strategy and the Government of India extended a hand of lasting solidarity by pledging to "be a friend of Every Woman Every Child for years to come".
27 FEBRUARY 2015 | NEW DELHI — Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan and Ted Chaiban of UNICEF illustrated the fate of 80 million people in need of humanitarian assistance during a cross sectoral session in Delhi on women’s and children’s health in fragile humanitarian crisis settings. Calling for an end to the humanitarian and development divide, the Abu Dhabi Declaration, which urges unity and joint action in upholding the dignity, health and wellbeing of those at risk, was shared. It is intended that the declaration will be integrated into key international processes including the updated Global Strategy.
24 FEBRUARY 2015 | ONLINE - PMNCH is coordinating global stakeholder consultations on an updated Global Strategy which kicks off today. Stakeholders are invited to visit the online interactive hub www.WomenChildrenPost2015.org to take the survey and have a real opportunity to influence the development of an updated Global Strategy.
17 FEBRUARY 2015 | NAIROBI, KENYA - UNAIDS, UNICEF and partners have launched All In, a new platform for action against the adolescent AIDS epidemic. Introduced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi today, in the presence of a host of world leaders, the platform will aim to drive better results for adolescents by encouraging strategic changes in policy and engaging more young people in the effort to fight AIDS.
Critical next steps for the maternal health community
Between June and October 2014, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) consulted 26 international maternal health researchers to gather perspectives on the most critical and neglected areas for knowledge generation to improve maternal health in low- and middle-income countries. These interviews yielded responses that can shape the landscape of maternal health over the next decade.
Optimism and determination as Global Strategy consultation meeting opens
The Government of India today warmly welcomed more than 200 experts from 25 countries who gathered in New Delhi for the opening of a two-day consultation to update the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. This consultation, which India co-hosts along with Every Woman Every Child and Partners for Population and Development, is the first of several important milestones leading up to the strategy’s launch in September 2015.
Maputo Plan of Action and MNCH status report: delegates review MNCH progress and define a way forward for the continent
Representatives from Ministries of health and development partners, met under the auspices of the AUC in a validation meeting of the Draft Report for the Review of Maputo Plan of Action and called for greater focus on adolescents, equity and quality of care as well as social, economic and environmental determinants of health.