The 69th UN General Assembly

16 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS — The UN General Assembly will convene in New York this coming week, where Heads of State, representatives from UN organizations, civil society and NGOs will gather to deliberate this year’s theme on ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda’. A string of side events will take place alongside the General Assembly's first week, all very crucial in laying the foundation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Draft Knowledge Summary launches at Conference on Health and Climate

27 AUGUST 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As health, climate and sustainable development professionals meet in Geneva at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) from the 27th to 29th August 2014, for a global conference on Climate Change and Health, PMNCH partners launch a new knowledge summary as a draft for consultation – Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health from a Changing Climate.

Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference

18 AUGUST 2014 |COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Women Deliver and Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Mogens Jensen announced that the 2016 Women Deliver Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17-19th May 2016. This conference, aims to be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade.

New World Health Organization Study published in the Lancet

13 AUGUST 2014 | WORLDWIDE — A new World Health Organization (WHO) study, finds that only half of women who give birth preterm in hospitals receive steroid injections which can prevent death and disability amongst vulnerable, preterm newborns.

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Every Woman Every Child

A global movement to save 16 million women and children


Countdown to 2015

Tracking coverage of interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths


Partners' Forum 2014

30 JUNE - 1 JULY | Johannesburg, South Africa


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What's new?

  • 15 September

    A new workbook for multi-stakeholder action in the scale-up of ICT/mHealth interventions

    A new publication from PMNCH titled Information and Communication Technologies for Women's and Children's Health: A Planning Workbook for Multi-Stakeholder Action, developed in consultation with key partners - WHO, GSMA, IWG and the Johns Hopkins University- will enable multi-stakeholder groups to identify barriers to scale-up of ICT/mHealth interventions beyond the pilot stage and also offer potential solutions through a systematic and consultative process.

  • 15 September

    Rwanda is on the “fast-track” to improving women’s and children’s health

    In a newly released report, Success Factors for Women’s and Children’ Health: Rwanda, the Ministry of Health in Rwanda, together with stakeholders from the health sector and sectors outside of health, documented how the country has made significant progress in improving the health of women and children, focusing on policy and programme management best practices.

  • 5 September

    UN General Assembly holds first-ever child marriage panel

    The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held it’s first-ever panel discussion on child marriage on 5 September, in New-York. The panel, requested by last year’s first General Assembly resolution on child marriage, focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the development costs of child marriage

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