30 June, 2014 | Johannesburg, South Africa — The Partners’ Forum, will be co-hosted by A Promise Renewed, Countdown to 2015, the independent Expert Review Group and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health. Participants from the health and non-health sectors are expected to attend this event which offers a global platform for high-level advocacy, consensus-building and knowledge-sharing and provides a unique opportunity to take stock of progress in women’s and children’s health and shape a vision for the world we want.
25 February 2014 | Global — New research published today in a report by Save the Children-– Ending Newborn Deaths – shows that the first 24 hours of a child’s life are the most dangerous with more than one million babies dying each year on their first and only day of life. The report supports the wider effort around the Every Newborn action plan which will be launched in June at the Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg.
25 FEBRUARY 2014 | NAIROBI, KENYA — A three-day joint workshop led by Countdown to 2015 is being held in Nairobi to provide technical support to country case study teams. This workshop will equip the country teams with the skills needed to use a set of standard tools for carrying out health systems, policies and financial tracking analyses.
24 February 2014 | Washington, DC — Women around the world face huge gender gaps at work, according to a new report by the World Bank Group- Gender at Work. By virtually every global measure they are more economically excluded than men despite accumulating evidence that jobs benefit women, families, businesses, and communities.
A WHO guidance on human rights and contraception will be launched during a side event on 6 March -Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services- hosted by the World Health Organization, the Permanent Missions of Denmark, Netherlands, and Uruguay, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and UNFPA.
A new initiative- Champions for Change: Advocating for Healthy Families in Nigeria –launched by the Public Health Institute in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will build a movement of champions by investing in visionary Nigerian leaders and organizations advocating for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health in Nigeria.
Following a meeting in January 2014 to continue the ongoing discussion of maternal mortality targets, the EPMM working group has issued a communiqué providing additional details on the proposed maternal mortality targets. The working group is also planning a series of virtual and face-to-face regional consultations to spark discussion on the proposed targets and gather country-specific feedback.
Calls for submission and collaboration
PMNCH Request for proposals: Media and Communications Consultancy: Product launches
PMNCH Request for proposals: Media and Communications Consultancy: Event branding
PMNCH Request for Proposals: Consultant/s to provide technical and writing support to country teams working on the Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health study