Updates from February
Every Woman Every Child partners take action on International Women's Day 2013 — On March 8, Every Woman Every Child partners joined many actors from around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. Watch UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speak at an International Women's Day commemoration. Listen to the newly launched UN Women theme song “One Woman”, plus view an accompanying music video; interviews with the artists; (s)hero stories; facts & figures; and more. Read a statement on International Women's Day from the iERG. View more partner activity and join the conversation on Twitter using #IWD2013.
One million community health workers campaign kicks off — Across sub-Saharan Africa, community health workers using mobile phones and broadband access to sophisticated medical resources are delivering health care to where it is most needed, among the rural poor. The One Million Community Health Worker Campaign kicked off last month at the World Economic Forum by Rwandan President Kagame, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez and Professor Jeffrey Sachs and aims to greatly expand that effort by training, equipping and deploying one million health care workers by the end of 2015, reaching millions of underserved people. Learn more.
Child Survival Call to Action boosts development for every child in India — The India Call to Action Summit for child survival and development, organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in partnership with the UNICEF and USAID, gathered more than 360 national and international experts to share India’s successes; impart important international lessons learned; and reach a set of agreed actions to reduce maternal and child. View the Strategic Roadmap released during the Summit by the Ministry of Health. Learn more about the Summit and view copies of remarks delivered, press coverage, and more. Learn more about A Promise Renewed.
High-level commitment to save the lives of mothers and children in the EMRO Region — Delegates at a United Nations-convened high-level meeting January 29-30 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region have agreed to urgently accelerate progress on improving maternal and child health between now and the end of 2015 and to reduce the gap between current funding levels and those required to meet MDGs 4 and 5. The meeting was widely considered to be a success, with more than 20 of 23 countries in the region represented, and ten represented by their Ministers of Health. This is the first time countries in this region have collectively met to discuss MDGs 4 and 5. The commitments are laid out in the Dubai Declaration, "Saving lives, Rising to the Challenge”. Read the press release. Read the full speech by HRH Princess Haya Bin Al Hussein.
High-Level Dialogue on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda concludes with broad agreement — The consultation, which was co-convened by the Governments of Botswana and Sweden with WHO and UNICEF, brought together 50 high level participants including Ministers of Health, members of the high-level Panel of Eminent Persons, leaders of international health institutions, representatives of civil society and the private sector, academia, public health experts and youth. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the place of health in the post-2015 development agenda. Learn more.
High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Agenda meets with civil society in Liberia — The Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda met in Monrovia, Liberia last month to consult with civil society and discuss the national building blocks required for sustainable progress. Learn more on the Women Deliver website.
Submit evidence and case studies to the iERG — The independent Expert Review Group (iERG) is inviting all stakeholders to submit evidence for the second iERG report that will be presented to the UN Secretary-General in September, 2013. Accepted submissions will be included in the 2013 iERG report, with partner attribution. The deadline is May 15, 2013. Learn more and submit.