Partners’ Forum concludes with global commitments to the health and wellbeing of every woman, child and adolescent
13 December, 2018 - PMNCH Partners have reiterated their commitments to transforming the health and wellbeing of women, children, and adolescents at the conclusion of the 2018 Partners’ Forum. The event, held on December 12 and 13 in New Delhi, and co-hosted with the Government of India, brought together 1600 participants from 85 countries to exchange inspiration, ideas, and new evidence.
12 December, 2018 ¦ New Delhi - At the opening of the 2018 Partners’ Forum today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged USD$ 100 billion to be invested in the improvement of health services until 2025. The commitment amounts to 2.5% of India’s GDP, representing an actual increase in health spending of 345% over the coming eight years. The Partners’ Forum is co-hosted by the Partnership of Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and the Government of India. The two-day event brings together 1200 participants from 75 countries, to measure progress in the implementation of programs for the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
12 December 2018 - Government representatives of 28 countries participated today in a closed session at the Partners’ Forum in Delhi co-hosted by the Government of India and PMNCH. The meeting provided an opportunity for Ministers and their delegates to provide new or updated commitments to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.
7 December 2018 - Today, PMNCH along with The BMJ has released a series of twelve country case studies which provide real world examples of what works, as well as the challenges involved in collaborating across sectors for health and sustainable development. The case studies relate to one or more of the key thematic priorities of EWEC movement and show diversity in relation to country income level, region and sectors and stakeholders engaged. The series, to be officially launched at the 2018 Partners’ Forum in Delhi on 12 December, aims to inspire dialogue and collective learning, political interest, and further research and action for multisectoral collaboration.
Data-driven accountability is key and several sessions at the Partners’ Forum were devoted to the collection and utilization of data to accelerate progress in the global health sector. Key questions included: do we know the data we need? Do we know the data we have? And, do we use the data we have?
The first plenary session of the 2018 Partners’ Forum brought together diverse voices to discuss the health challenges facing women, children and adolescents, including representatives from government, NGOs, and international agencies.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: An essential element to achieving universal health coverage
PMNCH, as part of its workstream on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, is partnering with a range of colleagues to generate a sign-on Call to Action advocating for SRHR as a core pillar of Universal Health Coverage. The Call to Action, called “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: An essential element to achieving universal health coverage,” is being developed in the lead-up to the High Level Meeting on UHC at the 2019 UN General Assembly.