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#PMNCHLive Daily Delivery | June 30-July 1, 2014
Live coverage from the Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Powered by FHI 360, Girls' Globe, Women DeliverJohnson & Johnson 
in support of Every Woman Every Child
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Top Coverage 

Education is a Powerful Weapon, So Let's Arm Young Girls With It

We know that if girls stay in school, their life opportunities dramatically expand. According to UNICEF, for every year a girl is in primary school education her future earnings increase by 10-20%. Girls with access to education not only vastly improve their own lives but also bring positive change to their families, communities, economies, and societies.

Graça Machel, Board Chair of PMNCH makes her first appearance since the death of her husband, Nelson Mandela, to weclcome participants of the Partners' Forum.

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Emerging Conversations

Every Newborn Action Plan


Launched during the opening session of the Partners' Forum, the Every Newborn Action plan sets out a vision of a world in which there are no preventable deaths of newborns or stillbirths, where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth celebrated, and women, babies and children survive, thrive and reach their full potential.

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Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health

by Carole Presern, Executive Director of PMNCH

A series of multicountry, multidisciplinary studies explored the reasons why some countries have made fast progress to reduce maternal and child deaths. The survey was part of a global stocktaking in the run-up to 2015, the deadline governments set in 2000 for achieving eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Countdown to 2015: Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children


The Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival has focused its 2014 report on how much has been achieved in intervention coverage in these groups, and on how best to sustain, focus, and intensify efforts to progress for this and future generations.

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Participants of the Partners' Forum are using PMNCHLive to report live from Johannesburg. Follow along to stay up-to-date.
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@Katja_Iversen Katja Iversen
Let us make sure that no woman dies while giving life. Deputy President South Africa at opening of Partners Forum. AGREE! #PMNCHLive

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@Tmwende Mary Mwende
Governments should know that there is an inextricable link between health and developmnet-Ramaphosa #PMNCHLive

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@timoriamcqueen Timoria McQueen
"Childbrith is the leading cause of death for young women", wow-that is eye opening, isn't it? #PMNCHLive #SocialGood #commit2deliver

Videos to Inspire

Youth Recommendations for PMNCH and the Post-2015 Agenda


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Leadership Dialogue with Youth at the Partners' Forum 2014


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Live Coverage by Girls' Globe

Newborn Survival: The Every Newborn Action Plan
by Esther Sharma - Almost a year ago, I held my beautiful baby boy in my arms for the very first time. I was captivated and mesmerized by his wrinkled skin, his bright eyes and his innate ability to feed from me, taking in all the nourishment he needed in those early hours.

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Success Factors for Women and Children's Health
by by Diane Fender - Today, the conversation continues as the 2014 Success Factors for Women and Children’s Health report was launched at the Partners Forum for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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PodCast: #Commit2Deliver with Sharon D'Agostino
Girls' Globe's Diane Fender asked Sharon D'Agostino from Johnson & Johnson three questions about key topics from the day.

1) The global community has made significant progress in saving the lives of women and children. What do you think stands out as a key accomplishment? Listen
2) What are some broader economic, health and social benefits from investing in women's and children's health? Listen
3) Globally, where is political will and commitment for children's health needed most? Listen

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Young People Engage in a New Challenge – Everybody Counts

By: Gonzalo Nicolas Infante Grandon, Chile

It was with great momentum that the PMNCH Partner’s Forum began yesterday in Johannesburg, kicking off with a Youth Pre-Forum and NGO constituency meetings. This year, unlike other years, young people are part of the discussions and contributions fostered by the forum.

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Let’s Go Deeper into Remote Areas for the Post-2015 Development Goals

By: Mary Mwende, Kenya

The first day of the PMNCH Partners’ Forum was an exciting one. I have listened to all of the sessions with keen interest. The forum is a fountain of knowledge and information, with every sentiment converging at the same point. The unity of thought clamors for one common goal - to create a better and healthier world for mothers and newborns around the world, particularly for those who are most vulnerable and impoverished.

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Top News from the Partners' Forum

CNN: New scorecard ranks cup contenders on reducing child mortality since 1990 How To Save Millions of Girls' and Women's Lives

The Hindu: Finally, neonatal mortality prevention gains attention

SABC: More new-born babies dying: Experts Say Landmark Global Action Plan Outlines Strategy to Prevent 2.9 Million Newborn Deaths, 2.6 Million Stillbirths Annually

PMNCH: “Fast-track” countries share stories of success

Huffington Post: Not Just Baby Steps: Global Action Gives All Newborns a Fighting Chance to Survive and Thrive

KeyNote Listening

Keynote Listening
by Johnson & Johnson 

Reflections and reactions on social media to key conversations on June 30th including the Opening and Plenary I, "Healthy women and children at the heart of sustainable development" &  
Plenary II,  "Health: An accountability model for post-2105?" 
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The World’s Biggest Problem – Young People
by Denise Dunning, Let Girls Lead

If you believe the news, the world’s biggest problem is young people. There are currently over 1.8 billion young people in the world, with 88% of all adolescents living in poor countries (UNICEF 2012). Too many of these young men and women are uneducated, unemployed, and unable to access basic health services and information.

The world’s biggest problem certainly is young people, but not in the way you might think. The world’s biggest problem is this – we as a global community have failed to provide young people with the basic tools and resources they need to thrive, much less create a better world.

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The Launch of the #EveryNewborn Action Plan
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The official launch took place on Monday at the 3rd Partners' Forum along with new commitments for Every Newborn in support of the UN's Every Woman Every Child initiative.

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Participants Share  

In a lighter moment during the Partners' Forum evening event, participants shared their commitments for women and children.
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