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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
joins the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health communities into an alliance of members, across ten constituencies. Working together, our goal is a world in which all women, newborns, children and adolescents not only are healthy, but thrive.