15 APRIL 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A new Knowledge Summary from PMNCH on newborn health — “Delivering our Future: Survival and Health for Every Newborn”— explores key evidence and proven interventions that can reduce at least two thirds of the estimated 2.9 million newborns that die, and the additional 2.6 million babies that are stillborn each year.
15 APRIL 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A new Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s health introduced during a media event on the side of the recently concluded Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (CAMEF), demonstrates that investing in women’s and children’s health in Africa could save millions of lives and yield an eleven-fold return through social and economic benefits.
8 April 2014 | New York — Ministers of health, senior officials from Member States and key partners in development gathered to discuss the issue of “Putting Healthy People at the Center of Sustainable Development”. The meeting was an opportunity to take forward the findings and deliberations of the recently concluded ICPD operational review and give Member States an opportunity to review progress, gaps, challenges and emerging issues.
9 April 2014 | Online — A month long visual advocacy campaign has been launched by Africa Progress Panel to encourage young African entrepreneurs, professionals and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments and multinational businesses.
World Vision’s Child Health Now campaign calls on everyone to join in the Global week of Action in response to the tragedy of the unseen, uncounted and invisible children under age five who lose their lives every year to preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and undernutrition . The week of action, will bring together organizations, individuals and communities in more than 70 countries campaigning for a world where all children survive 5.
The latest data from the IHME report on “Financing Global Health 2013” shows that despite the crisis and economic hardship in recent times, trends in development assistance for health have remained supple and the international community has stayed committed to global health. In a response published in the Global Policy Journal, Flavia Bustreo and Jane Thomason welcome the “good news” presented in the report for women and children but caution that there is no time for complacency.
A joint thematic debate on “The Role of Partnerships “ will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York to provide a platform for Member States to address how strengthened global partnerships for sustainable Development including multi ‐stakeholders partnerships can contribute to the implementation of the post 2015 development agenda.
Calls for submission and collaboration
World Malaria Day
Global Week of Action for the unseen, uncounted and unreached children
International Day of the midwife