PMNCH releases 2008


The Partnership: New three-year strategy announced

17 December 2008 - The Board of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health reaffirms the commitment of global partners to work together to accelerate progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, while assessing the need for a revised strategic framework and structural arrangements.

World AIDS Day 2008: Lead. Empower. Deliver for women and children living with HIV

1 December 2008 - On this World AIDS Day, we speak with Dr Isabelle de Zoysa, Senior HIV/AIDS Adviser to the WHO Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health about women and children living with HIV and critical linkages needed in the fields of maternal, newborn and child health and HIV/AIDS.

The Partnership Director participates in BBC Global Health Debate

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29 November 2008 - BBC World News television is broadcasting a Global Health Debate today with a panel of global health and development leaders.

MDG 4 and 5 achievable, say professionals

25-28 November 2008 Dhaka Bangladesh - The health related Millennium Development Goals 4 and 4 on child and mother survival are achievable, health professionals across South Asia have said suggesting for reaching communities and strengthening public health systems to meet the target by 2015.

The Partnership pays tribute to leader in women and children's health

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14 October 2008 - The Partnership is saddened by the passing of a seminal leader in maternal, reproductive and child health, Dr Allan Rosenfield, MD, who died Sunday, 12 October 2008.

Act now or miss mother and child survival targets, international leaders say

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25 September 2008, New York - Global targets to cut the deaths of mothers, newborns, and children will be missed without urgent action, international leaders said today.

"Don't fail our women and children"

24 September 2008 - The Partnership contributes to a special blog dedicated to UN High Level event on MDGs.

Special event to highlight maternal, newborn and child health during the UN High-Level Meeting on the MDGs

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23 September 2008, New York – Commitment to Progress for Mothers, Newborns and Children will launch a global re-commitment to improve the health of women and their young children and achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 (child health) and 5 (maternal health).

High-level launch in Latin America for mothers + children

19 September 2008, Santiago, Chile - The Deliver Now Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) initiative was launched by President Bachelet and Prime Minister Stoltenberg and other leaders.

Political scientist speaks on generating priority for maternal, newborn & child health

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5 September 2008, Geneva - Professor Jeremy Shiffman, a political scientist at Syracuse University, has been developing a new field of enquiry to analyse the critical factors underlying successful political advocacy for global health causes.

Partnership welcomes G8 commitment to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths

10 July 2008, Geneva - The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health welcomes G8 leaders' commitment to take urgent action to prevent the deaths of ten million young children and women each year.

Partnership calls for new G8 investment in maternal, child health "more urgent than ever"

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8 July 2008, Hokkaido/Geneva (updated 10 July) - G8 leaders and Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda must commit a new US$10.2 billion per year for maternal, newborn and child health to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly at a time when rising food and energy prices are threatening to increase poverty and malnutrition among women and children, rolling back progress.

Press conference in Rome highlights Christie's "Art for Health" Auction

16 June 2008, Rome - A press conference in Rome has highlighted the innovative Art for Health collaboration between an Italian artist, Elisabetta Farina, the World Health Organization (WHO), The Partnership, the Italian NGO, Imagine OnlusRome, which will auction some 40 original women's paintings on Wednesday 18 June at the prestigious headquarters of Christie's auction house in Rome.

Dr Francisco Songane speaks to the UN Human Rights Commission

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5 June 2008, Geneva - Leaders and decision-makers have been urged to lead the way and be accountable for mothers and children lives. Citing maternal mortality as one of the world's most profound injustices, Dr Francisco Songane, Director of The Partnership, opened a special panel on United Nations Human Rights Council held in Geneva.

The Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV)

30 May 2008, Geneva - The Partnership warmly welcomes the call for strengthened health systems for African women and children in the Yokohama Declaration and Action Plan issued by the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), held in Yokohama, Japan from 28 to 30 May.

Deliver Now launched in Tanzania

22 April 2008, Dar es Salaam - The global advocacy drive Deliver Now for Women + Children was initiated in Tanzania by Tanzanian President Jakaya M. Kikwete and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Countdown to 2015 Conference calls for major investment in health services

19 April 2008, Cape Town – A three day conference on tracking global progress to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths has concluded today with a call for scaled up investment in basic health services and human resources to reduce the preventable deaths of over 10 million children and women each year.

G8 action urged to avert 6 million mother and child deaths every year

19 April 2008, Cape Town - The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health today called on G8 leaders to fulfil their previous commitments to global health and commit to new, long-term financing for essential interventions that could avert the deaths of over 6 million mothers, newborn and children every year.

Critical health care fails to reach most women and children in high mortality countries

16 April 2008, Cape Town – Leading global health experts, policy-makers and parliamentarians are convening in Cape Town today to address the urgent need for accelerated progress to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths, if internationally-agreed targets are to be met.

Deliver Now launched in India

11 April 2008, Delhi - "Deliver Now for Women and Children”, a global campaign to reduce maternal and child death was launched today by the White Ribbon Alliance of India to mark National Safe Motherhood Day.

Opportunities for Africa's Newborns launched

27 March 2008, Ouagadougou - Landmark report translated to French shows improvements in child survival in Africa for the first time since the 1980s—but more than a million African babies still die in the first month of life.

11th Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

17 March 2008, Geneva - The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health welcomes the recent expressions of commitment towards the improvement of Maternal and Child Health by President Wade of Senegal during the 11th Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) (Dakar, Senegal, 13-14 March).

Deliver Now at the Commission for the Status of Women

28 February 2008, New York - The advocacy campaign - Deliver Now for Women + Children - was presented at the United Nations 52nd Commission for the Status of Women

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