Join Us: Endorse the PMNCH Post 2015 Indicator Statement

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29 JUNE 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — PMNCH is inviting organizations to endorse a Post 2015 Indicator Statement. Produced under the guidance of a forty member Post 2015 working group, this statement aims to streamline advocacy for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health indicators for inclusion in the Post 2015 framework. The sign on deadline in 30 July 2015.

Progress for Children: Beyond Averages

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23 JUNE 2015 | NEW YORK, NY - Today, UNICEF launches Progress for Children: Beyond Averages, the final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals, which warns that the global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap. The report spotlights where attention and action must now be aimed in order to reach the most vulnerable children and achieve sustainable growth.

Tanzania one of few African countries meeting Millennium Goal for child survival

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16 JUNE 2015 | DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA - As the world marks the Day of the African Child, a new study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that Tanzania has achieved Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival. The study by Countdown to 2015, an initiative hosted by PMNCH, looks at factors which have led to MDG4 success, and makes clear recommendations for how to sustain the gains and increase access to quality care, in particular around the time of childbirth and for family planning.

Speaking Up for Girls' Rights on the Day of the African Child

16 JUNE 2015 | ONLINE - Twenty-five years ago, advocates successfully galvanized African leaders behind the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The treaty was borne out of a need to promote a rights agenda that was relevant to Africa. Today, as Africa simultaneously commemorates the Day of the African Child and the 25th anniversary of the Charter, we have a rare opportunity to reflect on both progress and challenges in responding to child marriages in Africa.

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  • 1 July

    Why the development community needs to hear women's voices

    The reality of women’s lives has tended to be ignored or misunderstood by aid agencies. Women need to be made integral to economic progress in developing countries and agencies need to stop seeing them as an “add-on” and making assumptions about their needs. This was the message at the heart of a Guardian seminar, which explored the question: Are development agencies failing women.

  • 1 July

    State of inequality: Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

    The State of inequality: reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health report newly released by WHO looks at the state of inequality in health, answering key questions: according to the latest available data, what is the status of inequality across and within countries? How have levels of health changed in population subgroups over time?

  • 30 June

    Report shows widespread mistreatment by health workers during childbirth

    The New York Times explores findings from a new report based on information from 34 countries, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, which says that “many women globally experience poor treatment during childbirth, including abusive, neglectful or disrespectful care.”

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