Roll Back Malaria’s Progress & Impact Series launches at UN Headquarters

10 July 2014

Against the background of the annual High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, health and development leaders from the UN and diplomatic communities launched a new report, titled “The Contribution of Malaria Control to Maternal and Newborn Health.” This latest report in the Roll Back Malaria’s Progress & Impact Series is co-authored by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and shares evidence that intermittent preventive malaria treatment during pregnancy and the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) can reduce the risk of dying from malaria within the first 28 days of life by 18%. To learn more click here.
 
FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism

10 July 2014

FP2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism is now open for applications, providing urgent grants in response to unforeseen time-bound opportunities to accelerate family planning and #FP2020progress. Click here to apply now. 
 
Maternal and Child Health Under Spotlight

09 July 2014

In support of Every Woman Every Child, the Partners' Forum built on two months of high-level meetings in Toronto, Prague, and Washington DC, where global leaders and health experts met to discuss strategies to promote the health of women and children. Despite improvements, 289 000 women still die every year from complications at birth and 6,6 million children do not live to see their fifth birthday, including nearly three million newborns. To learn more click here.
 
With 546 days left to score Millennium Development Goals, new roadmap released to save lives of additional 140,000 women, 250,000 newborns by end of 2015

09 July 2014

At a meeting of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Advocates, key supporters of the health-related MDGs presented an Acceleration Roadmap to save an additional 140,000 women’s and 250,000 newborns’ lives and provide universal access to modern contraceptives. These achievements are essential to reaching the development goals on maternal and child health by the end of 2015. To learn more click here
 
Learning from Existing Accountablity Mechanisms: Ensuring Resources and Results for Member State Goals

07 July 2014

Learning from Existing Accountablity Mechanisms: Ensuring Resources and Results for Member State Goals, will take place on Tuesday July 8th, in support of Every Woman Every Child. This breakfast meeting will include presentations on three accountability mechanisms designed to advance progress on the Millennium Development Goals: the Every Woman Every Child movement, the African Peer Review Mechanism, and the Open Government Partnership. Each presentation will highlight how these mechanisms’ experience can help to inform the discussions on accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals. For a full list of side events click here
 
MDG Momentum

07 July 2014

The Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs), are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. Governments, international organizations, and civil society groups around the world have helped to cut in half the world’s extreme poverty rate. More girls are in school. Fewer children are dying. The world continues to fight killer diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. There are about 500 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health and gender equality. To view the new Millennium Development Goals Report 2014, released on July 7th, click here. To join the global conversation on twitter follow #MDGmomentum and #EndPoverty. For more ways to get involved click here
 
Day 3 of #PMNCHLive

02 July 2014

Day 3 of #PMNCHLive includes information on the MDG Advocates, the State of the World’s Midwifery report and more. To view click here. For complete live coverage from the Partners’ Forum visit the #PMNCHLive Hub
 
Day 2 of #PMNCHLive

01 July 2014

Day 2 of #PMNCHLive Daily Delivery includes information on the #EveryNewborn Action Plan, the launch of the 2014 Countdown to 2015 report and more. To view click here. For complete live coverage from the Partners’ Forum visit the #PMNCHLive Hub
 
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