13-14 OCTOBER 2015 | LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - The Partnership’s 17th Board meeting chaired by Mrs Graça Machel, will take place in Lusaka early next week. This meeting will explore how the Partnership delivers on the mandate set forth by the updated Global Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals launched in September, as well as present for approval, a Strategic plan that will guide the Partnership’s work beyond 2015.
Accountability central to achievement of the updated Global Strategy
26 SEPTEMBER 2015 | UN HEADQUARTERS, NY - More than 250 partners gathered at the annual Accountability Brunch, held on the margins of the Summit for Sustainable Development. The event, co-hosted by iERG, Countdown and PMNCH was an opportunity to assess what has been done over the past five years and guide accountability efforts linked to the updated Global Strategy launching later in the day.
Global Strategy launched at high-level Every Woman Every Child Event
26 SEPTEMBER 2015 | NEW YORK, NY - The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health was launched today, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a high level Every Woman Every Child event. Leaders from around the world joined the event, pledging their support to the Global Strategy, with some announcing significant commitments. The present commitments include new policies and groundbreaking partnerships from 40 countries and more than 100 international organizations, including PMNCH. Pledges announced are expected to grow significantly in the coming months and years.
Strengthening Accountability: Achievements and Perspectives
26 SEPTEMBER 2015 | NEW YORK, NY — PMNCH launched the 2015 Accountability Report– Strengthening Accountability: Achievements and Perspectives for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health during its annual Accountability Breakfast co-hosted by Countdown to 2015 and iERG. The report shows that commitment-makers are delivering their pledges, reviews lessons learned during the past five years of tracking both financial and non-financial commitments to the Global Strategy and highlights 12 key areas to improve overall accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
Family included: Engaging fathers and families in maternal and infant health
Family Included is a new and growing network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers who are interested in engaging fathers and families in maternal and infant health. This network is using social media to reach out to parents and health workers who need it most, with new researcher on the value of engaging with the family.
The iERG 2015 report
On September, 26th, the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health launched its fourth and final 2015 report - Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent: Achievements and Prospects.The 2015 Report and its executive summaries in 6 official UN languages are available online
Annual Every Woman Every Child Private Sector-IWG Luncheon
Over 150 executives and leaders from the private sector and multilateral and civil society organizations gathered at the Every Woman Every Child Private Sector-Innovation Working Group luncheon on the eve of the adoption of the Post-2015 SDGs and launch of the updated Global Strategy and Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace. The joint Private Sector-Innovation Working Group event was focused on mobilizing the private sector to support the updated Global Strategy, and to celebrate innovations that support women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in this landmark year.