Administrator Raj Shah explains how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is realigning its resources in an effort to achieve this goal and how the Every Newborn Action Plan, being launched next week, will be a critical tool in these efforts.
This conversation will continue at the Partner's Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa next week.
The #PMNCHLive Hub is a live social archive that captures the key conversations, blogs, social posts, videos, and resources being shared during the Partners' Forum. We invite you to share your thoughts to add to the conversation.
All plenaries, a selection of parallel sessions and some special events including a +SocialGood event will be broadcast live for those who will not be attending the Partners' Forum. Visit the Forum website to watch.
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Videos to Inspire
Acting on the Call: A Spotlight on Nigeria Nigerian Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, discusses the steps the Nigerian government has taken to improve maternal and child health.
Acting on the Call - Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths by Elisabeth Epstein - A High Level Forum organized by USAID jointly with governments of India and Ethiopia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF celebrated the progress, assessed the challenges that remain and identified the steps needed to sustain momentum in the future for mothers and children.
North-South Divide of Maternal Mortality:
Bridging the Gap by Emma Saloranta - In many developing countries, a woman’s chance of dying in childbirth can at times surpass her chance of surviving it. While the global maternal mortality rate has decreased 45% since 1990, around 800 women continue to die every day as a result of pregnancy and childbirth related complications.
2014-2020 Maternal Health Vision for Action by Elisabeth Epstein - The Vision highlights the importance of enabling and mobilizing individuals and communities; advancing quality and respectful care; and strengthening health systems and continuous learning.
by Women Deliver, Girls' Globe and Johnson & Johnson
The youth voice is a key component of the live conversations taking place during the PMNCH Partners’ Forum. Women Deliver, Girls' Globe and Johnson & Johnson are working together to highlight the current global status young people today, with a particular focus on health. Their efforts are raising awareness of the barriers that young people, particularly young women, face to fully realizing their rights, and make the case for meaningful youth participation in global development processes.
The 2-hour, interactive Healthy Women & Children +SocialGood event will highlight progress and promote accelerated action on women’s and children’s health as we finish the Millennium Development Goals and move into the post-2015 era. Tune in live to watch series of conversations on health issues across the RMNCH continuum, strengthening cross-sectorial collaboration, harnessing innovation, and engaging youth, during which participants will help identify “what works” for women’s and children’s health.
Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making by Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Director of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, ICS Integrare
The four papers in the Lancet Series on Midwifery look at the impact of midwifery and health systems on improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. We gathered a wealth of experts -- an international team of 35 researchers in midwifery -- to pull together a comprehensive evidence base.
Last month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared a deeply personal story, relating for the first time that he had an older brother and older sister who passed away at birth. In telling this story, he reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths, saying, “We know that healthy women and children provide the foundation that enables societies to grow and flourish. They are the best investment that we can make.”