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
 
GBCHealth Honors Laerdal’s Commitment to Maternal and Newborn Health

01 July 2014

Laerdal Global Health has been announced as the 2014 winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Business Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Health, GBCHealth’s most prestigious honor. The award recognizes Laerdal Global Health’s exceptional contribution to the health of hundreds of thousands of mothers and babies across the developing world. Eremine Kabanshi, Minister of Community Development and Mother and Child Health, Zambia, and GBCHealth President Nancy Wildfeir-Field presented the award to Tore Laerdal, Laerdal Global Health Managing Director, at USAID’s high-level forum, Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths, in Washington, D.C. To learn more click here
 
Significant New Financing, Policy and Service Delivery Commitments Made Towards Preventing Newborn Deaths and Stillbirths

30 June 2014

Significant new financing, policy and service delivery commitments that could save the lives of newborns and women were announced today at the Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg, hosted by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) together with the Government of South Africa and other partners. The 40 commitments are in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement and come from a diverse group of stakeholders, including governments, civil society and the private sector. The commitments are in response to the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), a roadmap and joint action platform for the reduction of preventable newborn mortality, which launched on June 30th. For more information click here. To see the full list of commitments click here.
 
Day One of #PMNCHLive Daily Delivery

30 June 2014

Day one of #PMNCHLive Daily Delivery includes live reporting by @GirlsGlobe, coverage of the youth pre-conference, and information on #Commit2Deliver. Click here to view.  For live coverage from Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa visit the #PMNCHLive hub.
 
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