25 FEBRUARY 2015 | NEW DELHI - Civil society organizations and representatives from the private sector gathered today for their respective meetings ahead of this week’s formal stakeholder consultation on the updated Global Strategy in New Delhi. These pre-consultation meetings looked to leverage the expertise of the private sector and civil society on developing effective approaches to improving the health and well-being of women and children.
24 FEBRUARY 2015 | ONLINE - PMNCH is coordinating global stakeholder consultations on an updated Global Strategy which kicks off today. Stakeholders are invited to visit the online interactive hub www.WomenChildrenPost2015.org to take the survey and have a real opportunity to influence the development of an updated Global Strategy.
17 FEBRUARY 2015 | NAIROBI, KENYA - UNAIDS, UNICEF and partners have launched All In, a new platform for action against the adolescent AIDS epidemic. Introduced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi today, in the presence of a host of world leaders, the platform will aim to drive better results for adolescents by encouraging strategic changes in policy and engaging more young people in the effort to fight AIDS.
10 FEBRUARY 2015 | ABU DHABI, UAE — A two day conference organised by UNFPA and the UAE’s SCMC gathered a multi-sectoral group of experts to explore ways to provide access to quality health care for women, newborns and adolescents in conflict and disaster affected areas. The meeting, led by Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, an advocate for women’s and children’s health will present policy recommendations for an updated Global Strategy and discuss new goals to strengthen resilience, response and recovery from crises.
India hosts a global expert consultation on updating the Global Strategy
On 26-27 February, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will host an Every Woman Every Child consultation with more than 130 stakeholders from around the world in New Delhi, India, to discuss an updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. The Strategy will align with the new 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will be launched at the SDG Summit, in September 2015 at the UN General Assembly in New York.
Consultations on updating the Global Strategy: Preliminary thoughts on lessons learned & future priorities
A new report from PMNCH aims to synthesise the views of over 1,400 organisations and individuals who contributed to the first phase of an on-going and broad consultation process around the development of the new global and national commitments to women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health with their thoughts on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.
PMNCH participated in the Third Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration which concluded on 13 February with Ministers agreeing to launch a Decade of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS), covering 2015 to 2024. The goal of this agreement would centre around the idea of “leaving no child out” and “no country behind” in the effort to register all births and vital events in Africa.