Speaking with one voice for health systems strengthening towards universal health coverage

23 MAY 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A side session on day one of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, brought together participant from international development agencies, partnerships, global and local civil society organizations, to assess ways of developing an integrated approach towards better harmonisation and alignment of advocacy around health and community systems strengthening for universal health coverage and the sustainable development health targets, at country level.

69th World Health Assembly

23-28 MAY 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The 69th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva this week, where ministers of health and officials from 194 countries will participate in discussions on issues related to emergency response, migration and health, the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting health through the life course, communicable diseases and health effects of air pollution among others. The World Health Assembly also presents an opportunity for partners of the Every Woman Every Child movement to discuss with Member States the implementation of the Global Strategy.

The Global AA-HA! Framework: A survive, thrive and transform response to adolescents’ health

17 MAY 2016 | COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — The Partnership collaboration with WHO facilitated a youth-led event at the Women Deliver Conference, to inform participants of The Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents Framework and get inputs and comments from adolescents and youths to inform it’s development. The Framework is an initiative lead by WHO and UN partners to support countries in planning, implementing, and monitoring a Survive, Thrive and Transform response to adolescents’ health in line with the updated Global Strategy.

Spark talks on evidence for action on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

17 MAY 2016 | COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — The Partnership, the Lancet Commission and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted “ spark talks” at the Women Deliver Conference on ‘Evidence and action on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health’. The session aimed to bring together key findings from across the Lancet series to inform and equip programme managers and policy makers to accelerate their work in support of the Global Strategy and the Every Woman Every Child movement. The talks which were engaging, interactive and at times emotional, were followed by a panel in which programme managers, advocates, and youth leaders shared their experiences on implementing the interventions highlighted during the Spark talks.

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