7 000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality

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19 OCTOBER 2017 ¦ GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-
According to a new UN report, every day in 2016, 15 000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46% of them – or 7 000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life. Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017, released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and the Population Division of UNDESA, reveals that although the number of children dying before the age of five is at a new low– 5.6 million in 2016, compared with nearly 9.9 million in 2000 – the proportion of under-five deaths in the newborn period has increased from 41% to 46% during the same period. Learn more

Online course: The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence

Pieter ten Hoopen/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/India/2016

16 OCTOBER 2017| ONLINE-
With 210 million women becoming pregnant and the delivery of 140 million newborn babies each year, it is urgent to improve the quality of care and reduce disparities in access, if we are to secure future economic and social development and support the vision of the 2030 Development Goals and the Global Strategy. Over three weeks The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research & Evidence course will present a range of maternal health experts and evidence across disciplines, exploring the state of the world’s maternal health and quality of care as well as examining what the future holds.

Advocating for change for adolescents: an event on youth-led advocacy for adolescent health and wellbeing

Panel discussion, moderated by Gogontlejang Phaladi, PMNCH Adolescent and Youth Constituency Board Chair
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Panel discussion, moderated by Gogontlejang Phaladi, PMNCH Adolescent and Youth Constituency Board Chair

25 SEPTEMBER 2017 | ONLINE — PMNCH in collaboration with the governments of Cameroon, India, Malawi, Kenya and Nigeria, as well as Women Deliver, organised a side event, ‘Advocating for change for adolescents’ on 18 September at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event was a unique opportunity for government and youth leaders from five countries to discuss the challenges adolescents face and with the participants, agree on how to support young people to advocate to improve and get involved in strengthening national and sub-national programmes to meet their special needs in countries.

UN Member States and partners held accountable for avoiding millions of unnecessary deaths of adolescents

Group of people holding the report
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Group of people holding the report

18 SEPTEMBER 2017 | UN HEADQUARTER, NEW YORK, NY — The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent launched its 2017 Report, Transformative Accountability for Adolescents, at the UN Headquarters, issuing an urgent appeal for strategic investments in 10 to 19 year olds to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Co-hosted by the Governments of Denmark and South Africa, and organized by the IAP in collaboration with PMNCH, the IAP’s 2017 recommendations were unveiled by its co-Chairs, Dr Carmen Barroso and Kul Chandra Gautam. The forum engaged participants in a dynamic exchange and reactions to the recommendations for strengthening accountability on the road to 2030.

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