Thought leaders discuss a shared agenda for NCDs and women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

By: DFID - UK Department for International Development

20 MAY 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The NCD Alliance and PMNCH hosted an early morning roundtable discussion with more than 20 delegates, united in a collective goal of forging a shared agenda on non-communicable diseases and Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. In a candid dialogue moderated by Richard Horton, discussions centered firmly on promoting a life course approach in the updated Global Strategy and ensuring it addresses NCDs and shared risk factors.

Integrating maternal and newborn care: Strengthening the continuum

19 MAY 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The Every Newborn Action Plan and the Strategies for Ending Preventable Maternal Morality working groups hosted a side session at the 68th World Health Assembly: Integrating maternal and newborn care: Strengthening the continuum. As Countries are taking forward the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health by strengthening maternal and newborn health programmes this event aimed to support and guide country actions.

Youth lead: Setting Priorities for Adolescent Health

20 MAY 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Young Leaders called for training, data, and more than just a spot at the table to improve adolescent health at an event co-sponsored by the LMG Project, Women Deliver, PMNCH, the White Ribbon Alliance, the World YWCA, and IFMSA. Representatives from INGOs and multilateral organizations took part in a dynamic discussion with youth leaders on how to ensure meaningful youth participation to improve health outcomes for adolescents.

Survive, Thrive, Transform: high-level event on the updated Global Strategy

18 MAY 2015 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The 68th World Health Assembly is already in full swing and day one wrapped up with a high-level side event on the updated Global Strategy. More than 100 participants packed the Delegates Restaurant at the Palais to take part in a two part discussion framed around underlining new areas of focus in the updated Global Strategy and the platforms and political leadership needed to take it forward.

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