7 October 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland
We are evaluating five years of working in partnership. How have we delivered? How can we improve? An external evaluation of The Partnership (PMNCH) is underway covering the period of 2014 to date. The evaluation, first to be held since 2013, will focus on understanding and applying lessons from the Partnership’s work to inform our future direction as well as the development of the next strategy.
22 September 2019 | New York
“Listening to communities – especially those in marginalized and remote places – is really important, and listening to women and young people, especially so,” said Honorable Helen Clark, PMNCH Board Chair, as she joined more than 200 participants at the PMNCH Accountability Breakfast. The annual event, also heard from representatives of country delegations, private sector organizations, NGOs, research agencies, UN agencies, and others participating in this year’s UN General Assembly.
24th September 2019 ¦ New York, USA
At a high-level reception hosted by Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), in partnership with the Government of Norway, PMNCH and EWEC-LAC, new and significant commitments made within the last year to women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing in support of EWEC were announced. These commitments will in turn help advance the primary health care and the UHC agenda more broadly. According to PMNCH’s latest analysis, since 2010, EWEC partners have mobilized 724 commitments worth USD 88 billion.
22 September 2019 ¦ New York
International partners including PMNCH, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, the Child Health Initiative, Plan International, and the UN Major Group for Children & Youth have issued a global ‘Call to Action’ for adolescent health and wellbeing to ensure that adolescents as a population group are not left behind in the UHC movement. The Call to Action was launched at the high-level reception on adolescents in New York on 22 September on the eve of the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and is now open for consultation.
4 October 2019
Reflections on Civil Society Engagement in the GFF - progress recorded but more needs to be done
At a workshop for 10 new Global Financing Facility countries, civil society stakeholders reflected on CSO engagement in the process to date. This blog reviews the progress made and challenges that, once addressed, could exponentially increase civil society’s contribution to the GFF process through investment cases that respond to the needs of populations, aligned civil society service delivery and demand generation activities, and accountability for results and resources.
13-17 October 2019
The IPU debates UHC resolution in 141st assembly
This week the interparliamentary union organizes it’s 141st assembly in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 2000 MPs will gather to discuss various issues including the main theme of the meeting: Strengthening international law: Parliamentarian roles and mechanisms, and the contribution of regional cooperation.
10 September 2019
Workshop: Strengthening evidence use for action and accountability in women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health
Researchers, policy makers, parliamentarians and civil society representatives from 11 countries came together in Nairobi to discuss inequities in women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health interventions and how these can be reduced. The workshop presented findings of inequity studies conducted by country institutions, in Sub-Saharan African countries and unearthed persistent issues that prevent existing evidence for advocacy and policy development to those who need them most.