7 MAY 2013 — The first global analysis of newborn day-of-death data, released by PMNCH member Save the Children today, estimates that more than 1 million babies die on their birth day every year, making a baby’s first day the most dangerous day of life—in countries rich and poor around the world.
10 MAY 2013 — Every day 19 000 children under the age of five die from preventable and treatable causes. This week PMNCH Board Member World Vision International mobilized people in more than 30 countries to demand action from their leaders on child health, kicking off worldwide activities on 5 May (5/5) with “Survive 5 day” and releasing a new report entitled Within Reach: Ending Preventable Child Deaths. The campaign also promoted a petition to health ministers to pass a resolution at the upcoming World Health Assembly on the implementation of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children.
7 MAY 2013 — Partners around the world joined PMNCH board member the International Confederation of Midwives in marking the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May, with celebrations continuing throughout the week. Under the theme "The world needs midwives now more than ever!" partners highlighted the important role of midwives in achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the last 1000 days to the 2015 deadline and beyond.
17 APRIL 2013 | GENEVA — The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health is making the case that health, particularly that of women and children, play a central role in the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals. PMNCH members are invited to sign onto a statement summarizing this position that will be submitted to the United Nations High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda reporting to the UN Secretary-General in May 2013.
15 May 2013
A new study published in The Lancet has pinpointed the primary causes and impact of diarrheal diseases—a leading cause of deaths among children globally—and has revealed new opportunities for intervention.
13 May 2013
PMNCH member GAVI Alliance has negotiated a new record low price for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines – a major step forward in helping protect millions of girls in developing countries against cervical cancer.
19 April 2013
First-ever global summit on civil registration and vital statistics highlights need for ensuring health and CRVS have a prominent place among the post-2015 sustainable development goals.
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