The Partnership’s 19th Board meeting: advancing the health and rights of women, children and adolescents

Credit @UNFPA Maputo, Mozambique

25 OCTOBER 2016 | MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE — The First Lady of Mozambique, H.E. Isaura Nyusi will address the opening of the Partnership’s Board meeting tomorrow in Maputo. The meeting chaired by Mrs Graça Machel, will review the Partnership’s progress in advancing the health and rights of women, children and adolescents and guide key priorities for the 2017 work plan. The highlight on the first day will be a public event organized by the Government of Mozambique with a focus on adolescent girls, titled "Experiences, Opportunities and Prospects of Mozambique to Accelerate Health Outcomes and Adolescent Development."

A warm welcome to PMNCH new Executive-Director

26 OCTOBER 2016 | MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE — On the occasion of the Partnership's 19th Board meeting, Mrs Machel, on behalf of the Board has extended a warm welcome to Helga Fogstad, the in-coming Executive-Director for the Partnership. The statement shared with government delegates, board members and staff, describes Helga as a consistent friend and champion of the Partnership, a veteran in RMNCAH-related issues and an outstanding leader who has the ability to create an empowering and motivating environment among staff and partners.

State of World Population report spotlights the struggles and promise of 10-year-old girls

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20 OCTOBER 2016 | UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK — UNFPA, in The State of World Population 2016 report released today, warns that forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda. Practices that harm girls and violate their human rights--starting at age 10--prevent them from realizing their full potential as adults and from contributing to the economic and social progress of their communities and nations.

Watch: Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in Humanitarian Settings webinar

18 OCTOBER 2016 | ONLINE — With the ever increasing attention on efforts to improve women’s and children’s health, major achievements have been made to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, women and girls still remain particularly vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence in conflicts and crises. PMNCH in partnership with the APHA and CoreGroup, hosted a webinar to highlight some of the pressing issues women and children face and to discuss a way forward to ensure they are able to survive, thrive and transform.

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