Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths

26 June 2014

On June 25th, USAID unveiled an action plan, "Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths," to save the lives of 15 million children and nearly 600,000 women by 2020 - a milestone in President Obama's goal to join the world in ending extreme poverty, hunger and child death in the next two decades. To learn more click here.  
 
Keeping the Momentum Going for Maternal and Child Health

26 June 2014

Over the past few weeks, the global health community has come together at a series of high profile events in Geneva, Toronto, and Washington D.C. to assess progress and accelerate momentum for women’s and children’s health. This momentum continues next week in Johannesburg with the Partner’s Forum for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH). Click here to read Anita Sharma’s, Senior Director of Millennium Development Goals Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation, blog on keeping the momentum going for maternal and child health. 
 
Women & Children: “The Best Investment We Can Make”

25 June 2014

Global partners came together to celebrate the progress that has been made in improving maternal and child health, while also highlighting the challenges that remain, at Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Forum. Click here to read Kathy Calvin’s, CEO and President of the United Nations Foundation, blog highlighting why investing in the health and wellbeing of women and children is the best investment we can make.
 
The Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference

25 June 2014

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will host its second Replenishment Pledging Conference in Brussels on June 26, hosted by the European Union. The Conference will bring together education partners, including governments, donors, and civil society organizations, to raise $3.5 billion to the GPE fund and discuss a range of issues related to equity, access and learning. During the conference, UNICEF and UNESCO will co-host a high-level discussion “Beyond 2015: The Education We Want” on June 25 to promote a bold new agenda for education. To join the conversation on twitter follow #FundEducation and #investingirls. To learn more click here.
 
#MomAndBaby Twitter Relay

23 June 2014

In the lead up to Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, USAID has organized an all-day Twitter relay on June 24th to discuss interventions to end preventable maternal and child deaths. Every Woman Every Child will host the twitter chat from 4:00-4:30 EDT focusing on why we must all #Commit2Deliver for women’s and children’s health. To join the conversation on twitter be sure to follow @unfEWEC, #Commit2Deliver and #MomAndBaby. To view the full schedule click here
 
Girls’ Globe Google Hangout- “Youth Lead the Way”

23 June 2014

On Tuesday, 9amEDT, Girls’ Globe is moderating a google hangout with youth leaders that are in various ways engaged in improving maternal, newborn and child health in their communities. To join the conversation on twitter follow #PMNCHLive and @girlsglobe.To sign up for the google hangout click here.
 
The Lancet: Midwifery Matters “More Than Ever”

23 June 2014

In a 5-paper strong series on midwifes launched June 23 by The Lancet, experts urge global leaders to recognize midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide. The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most critical, wide-reaching examination of midwifery ever conducted. To read the press release click here.
 
Narrative Arc for the Upcoming Events to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health

23 June 2014

As world leaders begin deliberations to define the agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the global health community comes together during the next several months—from May through September, 2014—at a series of high profile events to assess progress for women’s and children’s health and give recommendations for the Post-2015 development agenda. This document  attempts to weave together these events, highlighting the key themes and illustrating the common thread that brings partners together around a shared strategy in support of the broader agenda for women’s and children’s health. 
 
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