14 FEBRUARY 2017 | ONLINE — The GFF is a multi-stakeholder partnership that supports country-led efforts to improve RMNCAH. Civil society is a critical RMNCAH stakeholder with significant value, expertise, and skills to bring to the GFF at country and global levels, working towards mutual goals to end preventable deaths of women, newborns, children and adolescents by 2030. In order to enhance civil society engagement in the GFF, a group of stakeholders began a process to develop a comprehensive Civil Society Engagement Strategy. The draft strategy, developed in partnership with the GFF Secretariat is now available for feedback until 13 March 2017.
14-16 FEBRUARY 2017 | LILONGWE, MALAWI — The Governments of Malawi and eight other countries from Africa and South East Asia have committed to halve maternal, newborn and stillbirths. The commitment came at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, New-born and Child Health, with a the nine countries promising to put in place actions to improve the quality of care that pregnant women and new-borns receive in health facilities.
Watch: Health for all Adolescents
8 FEBRUARY 2017 | ONLINE — PMNCH along with APHA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health, and The Lancet’s commission on adolescent health and wellbeing hosted a webinar on the changing policy, economic and environmental issues shaping adolescent health as highlighted in “Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing” report. The webinar provided a closer look at policies and other multi-sectoral factors that affect adolescents worldwide and gave youth-serving professionals an opportunity to learn what they can do to support adolescent health and development.
Turning fear into resistance
For the past decade, the path of progress for women and children has been broadly positive. Their mortality has fallen. Coverage with essential life-saving medicines has increased. And Ban Ki-moon's signature Every Woman Every Child initiative garnered considerable political support. Advocates entered the era of sustainable development full of hope that the application of human rights principles, laws, and instruments to the health needs of women, children, and adolescents could be their next transformational step. And then the political winds began to chill.
Photo blog: Personal responses to a global responsibility
In this photo blog series commissioned by K4Health and FP2020, we meet the real people behind the family planning movement whose actions are Influencing norms and traditions and helping more women and girls have access to and use of modern contraception.
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