24 January 2020 | Geneva
PMNCH mourns the sudden passing of our Board member, Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, Universal Health Coverage – Life Course, World Health Organization, on 23 January 2020. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies today are with Pete’s family, as well as Dr Tedros and our colleagues at WHO. Read statement from PMNCH Chair, the Rt Hon. Helen Clark.
New report: Funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights in low- and middle-income countries: threats, outlook and opportunities
23 December 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland
A report commissioned by PMNCH takes stock of current and potential future investments in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), to inform discussions on how to ensure adequate support for SRHR. It provides analysis of SRHR funding by donors and low- and middle-income country governments, which is crucial as much of the needed growth in SRHR funding will have to come from domestic sources.
21 November, 2019 ¦ Online
This commentary from Flavia Bustreo and Curtis Doebbler argues that current efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) risk losing some of the gains achieved on women’s and children’s health. Currently, there is a failure to prioritize women’s and children’s health in the vision for primary health care that is being promoted to achieve UHC. By failing to prioritize actions to protect the health of women and children, efforts to achieve primary health care—and thus UHC—are diluted. As a consequence, despite our good intentions, we move farther away from achieving health for all.
9-11 November 2019
PMNCH held its 24th meeting of the Board in Nairobi, hosted by the Government of Kenya and overseen by Board Chair Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand. The Board meeting took place ahead of the 25th anniversary of the ICPD, where partners joined to agree on action to accelerate universal access to SRHR as a part of universal health coverage. Honorable Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Kenya, welcomed Minsters of Health in attendance and opened the Board by highlighting her country’s alignment with PMNCH’s life-course approach to women, children and adolescents.
28 November 2019
New project lunched: The Every Mum Letters of Light Project
The Every Mum Letters of Light Project is a global initiative connecting mothers with lived experience of maternal mental health, with mothers around the world, currently suffering with theirs. The aim of The Every Mum Movement through The Letters of Light Project, is to reach out to all of these women, offer them support during their most vulnerable of times and reassure them, that with the right support, they will be well once more.
19-20 November 2019
Global civil society group pushes for resources to deliver results at two-day workshop
More than 80 representatives from 33 of the 36 Global Financing Facility (GFF) countries gathered in Cote d’Ivoire for the fifth edition of the GFF Civil Society annual workshop. The meeting, held on the sidelines of the GFF IG meeting, aimed to build the capacity of civil society organizations working on the GFF, to engage in its Investment Case development and effectively monitor implementation of GFF-funded projects.