16 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS — The UN General Assembly will convene in New York this coming week, where Heads of State, representatives from UN organizations, civil society and NGOs will gather to deliberate this year’s theme on ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda’. A string of side events will take place alongside the General Assembly's first week, all very crucial in laying the foundation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
16 SEPTEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As a follow up to the launch of the 10 Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health country highlights in June, PMNCH has published a series of findings from research across 142 countries. The release of this new research is being supported by a global and national press campaign with the 10 “fast-track” telling their own stories of how strategies tailored to their country context, strengths and challenges have led to success.
15 SEPTEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As world leaders gather in New York, the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September will seek to increase political will and mobilise greater action and momentum in the lead up to 2015. PMNCH and partners have launched a new Knowledge Summary to coincide with the summit– Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health from a Changing Climate. It aims to empower the health and sustainable development communities to advance action on addressing the impacts of climate change on the health of women and children.
16 SEPTEMBER 2014 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK — New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.
The 2014 Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed progress report, indicates that the first 28 days of a newborn’s life are the most vulnerable with almost 2.8 million babies dying each year during this period. One million of them don’t even live to see their second day of life. Many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and immediately after birth.
A new publication from PMNCH titled Information and Communication Technologies for Women's and Children's Health: A Planning Workbook for Multi-Stakeholder Action, developed in consultation with key partners - WHO, GSMA, IWG and the Johns Hopkins University- will enable multi-stakeholder groups to identify barriers to scale-up of ICT/mHealth interventions beyond the pilot stage and also offer potential solutions through a systematic and consultative process.
In a newly released report, Success Factors for Women’s and Children’ Health: Rwanda, the Ministry of Health in Rwanda, together with stakeholders from the health sector and sectors outside of health, documented how the country has made significant progress in improving the health of women and children, focusing on policy and programme management best practices.
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