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  1. PMNCH 2016 Annual Report
    Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    Publication date: May 2017
    Number of pages: 36
    Language: En

    We are thrilled by this growth, as we believe that achieving the SDGs is heavily dependent on our partners working together in stronger alignment, within the Every Woman Every Child architecture, and throughout the continuum of care, for the good of the most vulnerable among us. In addition, we set about strengthening our governance structure to ensure inclusive governance and decision-making, and coordinated action among partners. We also explored new ways to publicize evidence for action at each life stage, launching a new knowledge summary on adolescent health and hosting several events and webinars presenting key findings from various Lancet series launched in 2016.
  2. PMNCH Progress Report 2015
    Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    Publication date: February 2016
    Number of pages: 68
    Language: En

    2015 was a landmark year for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and for the SRMNCAH community. In September - the same month that the Partnership observed the 10th anniversary of its creation in 2005 to accelerate action on MDG 4 and 5 - the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that established global development priorities for the next 15 years. SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) includes new targets for reducing maternal, newborn, under-five mortality and sexual and reproductive health. Other SDGs address issues of critical importance to the SRMNCAH community, including education, gender equality, sexual and reproductive rights, nutrition, governance and accountability, and continued efforts to strengthen development partnerships.
  3. PMNCH Progress Report 2014
    Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    Publication date: February 2015
    Number of pages: 56
    Language: En

    PMNCH in 2014 focused on two main areas of work: drawing attention to the remaining gaps in reaching the MDGs, including newborn and adolescent health, and promoting greater visibility for women’s, children’s and adolescent health in the global development framework emerging as part of the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  4. Graça Machel Ends Period of Mourning
    After six months of retreat, mourning the death of President Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, Mrs Graça Machel will now return to her active role as a global advocate for women’s and children’s rights.

    “In December 2013, Madiba passed on and South Africa lost its father of democracy and leader, and the world lost an internationally respected icon. I lost my best friend, beloved husband, and guide. I have been deeply touched and comforted by the affection shown towards my family and I since Madiba’s illness through to the present moment. I would like to thank our family, friends, and the people throughout the world who gave me love and support during these difficult times.
  5. The International Congress of Midwives
    Experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide

    Midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy, according to a major new Series, published in The Lancet.
  6. Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach
    Prime Minister Harper has announced that Canada is committing another $3.5 billion over five years to improve global maternal, newborn and child health. The money builds on the Muskoka Initiative's total $2.85-billion commitment Canada unveiled in 2010 while hosting the G8 summit.

    The Prime Minister made the announcement on the sidelines of the Saving Every Woman, Every Child summit in Toronto alongside Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Melinda Gates and International Development Minister Christian Paradis. "It is good work, it is great work, it’s work that is making a difference between life and death, and so I believe that this work must not stop,” Harper stated.
  7. PMNCH Progress Report 2013
    Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    Publication date: May 2014
    Number of pages: 52
    Language: En

    With just two years left until 2015 and the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) took a pragmatic decision in 2013. It struck a balance between accelerating progress towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5 on child and maternal health (taking account of other related MDGs) while looking ahead to the post-2015 development agenda – and promoting the role of women and children in that global agenda.
  8. Working hard to get the world we want: sexual and reproductive health and rights after 2015
    Originally published by Women Deliver
    By: Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver

    For those who care about maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – whether advocates, activists, private sector representatives, or policy-makers – we’re approaching a very crucial time in a process that will affect girls and women around the world for decades to come. It’s time to take a deep breath, and to come together for a next-to-final push through this last mile.
  9. A call to action to end newborn deaths
    At the 67th World Health Assembly on 24 May 2014, governments from around the world made a historic commitment to end preventable newborn deaths. Health ministers of 194 countries endorsed the Every Newborn Action Plan (referred to from here on as Every Newborn) and ratified a resolution calling for its implementation.

    This is very welcome progress. Until this point, newborn survival had been badly neglected. We strongly support Every Newborn as a catalyst to promote newborn survival, and to end all preventable deaths among newborn babies.
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