PMNCH celebrates 500 members

JANUARY 2013 | GENEVA - We are now more than 500. Early in 2013, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health approved several new members and we are now 512 strong, with new partners in almost all of our constituencies and from every part of the globe.

New member #500 - Organization for Public Health Interventions & Development (OPHID) - joins the Non-governmental Organization constituency. OPHID is a local trust which develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services in Zimbabwe, providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention and care.

We would like to welcome all our new PMNCH members. 2012 was indeed a monumental year, not only for the number of members joining, collaborating and working towards our mission, but also for the results we have celebrated. New reports launched this year show that we are moving in the right direction: maternal and child deaths are dropping, access to family planning is on the rise, and the health of newborn infants and nutrition are becoming a global priority.

New members profiled

Almost all our constituencies received new members in 2012: The majority of new PMNCH members joined the Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) Constituency; Eight joined the new Private Sector constituency; Seven additions were made to the ART constituency; Two members joined both the Donor and Health Professional Association constituencies, with one new Multilateral Organization – Partners in Population and Development - an intergovernmental organization of 25 developing countries, advocating for reproductive health rights of adolescents and young people through a south to south partnership

The regional breakdown of new members is as follows: Africa 20; Europe 16; the Americas 12, and Asia 9. Regarding countries, the United States led the way with 10 new members, followed by Nigeria (5), and Cameroon, India, Uganda and United Kingdom with four members each. Two new Donors came both from the Republic of Korea: Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency).

PMNCH looks to new challenges in 2013 to mobilize our community and beyond to improve women’s and children’s health -- harmonizing action and bringing people, organizations and agendas together within our disparate constituencies.

On your right, find links to:

  • a list of all new 2012 members with links to the individual profiles on the PMNCH website;
  • PMNCH Member Database, which includes an A-Z listing of all of our partners, as well as the ability to search the database according to constituency, region, country and health focus.