10 December 2013 | GENEVA - "We seek a new normal, where the right of every woman and every child to health is prioritized by all". Joy Phumaphi, the iERG Chair, addressed the participants of the Consultation on Applying Human Rights to Women’s and Children’s Health that took place in Oslo, 5-6 December 2013, on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day. The Oslo Consultation provided a forum for a broader discussion and sharing of experiences of impact of implementation of a rights based approach to health service delivery. Participants marked a significant progress that has been made in further articulating the importance of human rights as a foundation for improving health.
15 November 2013 | GENEVA - Take adolescents seriously! This is one of the six key recommendations that the iERG put forward in the recently released 2013 report – Every Woman, Every Child: Strengthening Equity and Dignity through Health.
In response to this recommendation, WHO initiated a Call for submission of nomination of a young person to join the iERG for the next biennium.
The Selection Committee reviewed 49 applications of extraordinary young female and male candidates and reached an unanimous decision to appoint Ms Sejal Hathi as a new ninth member of the iERG.
Very warm welcome, Sejal!
21-25 OCTOBER 2013 | Manila - The sixty-fourth session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific took place in Manila, Philippines from 21 to 25 October 2013.
Maternal and child health were among the key items on the agenda this year.
Ms Kathleen Ferrier of the iERG attended the Regional Committee to present on behalf of the iERG the findings and recommendations of the 2013 iERG report.
22 September 2013 - The second iERG report - Every Woman, Every Child: Strengthening Equity and Dignity through Health – is now released! The new report summarises progress towards MDGs 4 and 5, the delivery of commitments made to the UN SG’s Global Strategy, and the Commission’s recommendations. It also takes two new subjects—country accountability and adolescents—and reviews status in both areas. The iERG puts forth six new recommendations, in addition to those made last year, and reviews how the recommendations made in 2012 have been received and responded to by partners.
HAVE YOUR SAY!