IPU resolution on universal health coverage a boost for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

Photo courtesy of IPU

17 October 2019 ¦ Belgrade, Serbia
The 141st Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union has adopted the landmark resolution “Achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030: the role of Parliaments in ensuring the right to health,” notching up another milestone in reaching the ambitious target of universal health coverage. PMNCH, a member of the IPU Advisory Group on Health, played an important role in advocating for women’s, newborns’, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being to be central to the resolution through public statements, events and strategic advocacy.

PMNCH Independent External Evaluation

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.

PMNCH Accountability Breakfast: Leaving no woman, child or adolescent behind on the road to UHC

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.

New commitments galvanized in support of Every Woman Every Child to help advance UHC agenda

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.

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  • 16 October 2019

    Reaching the hard to reach: How to make universal health coverage a reality for all

    PMNCH, WHO and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, on the sidelines of the 141st IPU Assembly, brought partners together for an event on “Reaching the hard-to-reach: How to make UHC a reality for all?” The aim of the event was to share best practices and challenges of parliamentary action in turning the "leave no one behind" pledge into practice as efforts are put in place to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and SDG3.

  • 4 October 2019

    Reflections on Civil Society Engagement in the GFF - progress recorded but more needs to be done

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  • 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.