2017

January

Prioritizing adolescent health: a technical guidance

11 JANUARY 2017 | ONLINE

A new technical guidance for prioritizing adolescent health, developed by the UNFPA- and WHO-led Adolescent Working Group of Every Woman Every Child, aims to support countries to both advocate for increased investments in adolescent health and to guide strategic choices and decision-making for such investments to be reflected in national development policies, strategies or plans. It describes a systematic process for identifying the needs, priorities and actions for adolescents to survive, thrive and transform their societies as envisioned through the Global Strategy of Every Woman Every Child. Data sources, resources and tools for conducting a situation assessment and prioritization exercise are also included.


Inequalities in Women’s and Girls’ Health Opportunities and Outcomes: A Report from Sub-Saharan Africa

12 JANUARY 2017 | ONLINE

ISGlobal along with the World Bank Group have released the report Inequalities in Women’s and Girls’ Health Opportunities and Outcomes: A Report from Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, launched during the PMNCH Board meeting in Maputo in October 2016, makes explicit - using the Human Opportunity Index- the extent of health inequalities for women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa and the main contributors to inequalities. The most recent data available have been used to analyse 15 health opportunities for women of reproductive age (15-49 years), including two subgroups: pregnant women and older adolescent girls (15-19 years), within and across 29 Sub-Saharan Countries.


Join us: PMNCH NGO Board seats open for application

24 JANUARY 2017 | ONLINE

One NGO board member seat, for a two-year term (2017 and 2018), replacing IPPF is now vacant and open for application from members interested in representing the NGO constituency on PMNCH’s board. In addition to the board member seat vacancy, we would also like to invite expressions of interest to fill four additional positions as board “alternates”.