70th World Health Assembly

22-31 MAY 2017 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Every Woman Every Child Events at the World Health Assembly


Monday 22 May


Launch of the report and recommendations of the Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents

Time: 17:45-19:00
Location: Palais des Nations, United Nations, Room VIII
Organizers: Uruguay, Canada, Finland, Fiji, Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Pakistan, France and Chile

This event will feature members of the High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents and well as the launch of the report and recommendations.


Tuesday 23 May


EWEC Global Strategy Progress Report consultation and launch of the Global Financing Facility 2016-17 Annual report.

Time: 7.30-9AM
Location Chateau des Penthes, Espace Gallatin
Organizers: PMNCH, the Global Financing Facility and the World Health Organisation

Today 60 countries have made commitments to the Global Strategy and sixteen countries are developing, with support from the GFF, Investment Cases for improved health outcomes. This meeting will hear from Ministers of Health on their progress and perspectives on the implementation of the Global Strategy. This event will also allow for consultation on the Global Strategy Progress Report set to launch at the High-Level Political Forum in July and will launch the 2016 Annual Report for the Global Financing Facility


Women and Non-communicable diseases: fostering an integrated health agenda

Time: 7.30-10AM
Location: Intercontinental Hotel
Organizers: Women Deliver and World Economic Forum

This event will examine how a gender based approach can strengthen the delivery of better health outcomes for women particularly when it comes to NCD prevention, screening and treatment.


Wednesday 24 May


3rd Annual Global Citizen's Dialogue: Citizen-led accountability in Agenda 2030 implementation

Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Location: Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
Organizers: Afghanistan, Canada, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, PMNCH, UNAID and UNFPA together with CSO partners: World Vision, Save the Children, White Ribbon Alliance

This event builds on the growing movement for citizen-led accountability and aims to feed into the Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) and the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development to strengthen citizen accountability in Agenda 2030 implementation at all levels. Afghanistan, Canada, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), UNAIDS and the United Nations.


Fueling Action: Leveraging policy and advocacy to address the rising toll of diabetes in pregnancy

Time: 14:30-16:00
Location: Intercontinental Hotel
Organizers: Women Deliver, SUN, and the NCD Alliance.

This Deliver for Good branded events highlights the importance of connecting the various advocacy agendas of nutrition, NCDs and maternal health around the idea of a lifecyle approach to reducing the burden of NCDs, improving maternal and newborn health challenges and improving nutrition.It will be broadcasted live on Facebook


Quality, Equity and Dignity: Improving quality of care in health services for maternal, newborn and child health

Time: 18.00-19.30
Location: Intercontinental hotel
Organizers: UNFPA, UNICEF, World Health Organisation and PMNCH

This event will provide a forum for dialogue on best practices and challenges associated with improving the quality of health for maternal, newborn and child health services. A facilitated panel of Minsters of Health, implementing and funding partners, representatives of civil society and professional associations will highlight how countries and partners are jointly moving forward to institutionalise quality of care in health systems governance and implementation.


Every Woman Every Child Ministerial Dinner on Innovation

Time: 19.00-21.30
by invitation only

Thursday 25 May


The Global AA-HA framework side event

Time: 18:00-19:30
Location: Swiss Press Club
Organizers: India, Denmark and Chile

This side event aims to stimulate action on adolescent health within WHO Member States as an integral part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and to accelerate commitments to adolescent health from Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC) partners to advance the adolescent health component of the Global Strategy. The event will launch the Global AA-HA! Implementation Guidance that summarises key actions in support of SURVIVE, THRIVE, TRANSFORM objectives of the Global Strategy, and the SDGs and particularly to achieve universal health coverage for adolescents, and to address the broader determinants of adolescent health.