Saving the Lives of 16 Million December 2013

Updates from December


Updates from December

World AIDS Day

December 1st was sanctioned by the United Nations as World AIDS Day. To coincide with World AIDS Day, UNICEF and UNAIDS, in collaboration with 10 other UNAIDS sponsors, released the Sixth Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS. The report shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to- child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low-and middle income countries. However, the report raises an alarm on adolescents, citing the need for increased global and national efforts to address HIV and AIDS among this vulnerable age group. To read the report click here.

Learn about partners working on HIV/AIDS in support of Every Woman Every Child.

To see the UN Secretary-General’s Messaget for World AIDS Day, click here.

The Global Fund Replenishment 


The Global Fund Replenishment was held in Washington D.C. from December 2nd to 3rd to secure financing for 2014-2016. Donors at the launch of the replenishment pledged US$12 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with further commitments expected in the coming three years. These funds will help the Global Fund and its partners build on successes thus far and help to drastically accelerate efforts to defeat the three diseases. For more information on the Global Fund Replenishment click here

To see the UN Secretary-General’s statement click here.

To learn more about the Global Fund commitment to Every Woman Every Child click here.

New Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health

A new analysis was released by the Lancet on a Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health coordinated by the World Health Organization, The Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and the University of Washington. By placing the additional investment in women’s and children’s health, the analysis shows that it would be possible to avoid the deaths of 147 million children, 32 million stillbirths, and 5 million women by 2035. Click here for more information on the Global Investment Framework.

To read the abstract of the Lancet article click here

Every Newborn Stakeholder meeting  

The Every Newborn Stakeholder meeting was held on December 12th to 13th, in New York City to strengthen engagement with the Every Newborn advisory group and partners, gather input on the action plan and implementation strategies, and agree on a briefing and outreach process among the WHO executive board members. The Every Newborn Action Plan is being developed through an extensive outreach and consultation process involving national, regional and global events, in preparation for the projected review of the draft plan at the World Health Assembly in May, 2014. The Action Plan will launch at the Partner’s Forum in Johannesburg in June, 2014.

For a full list of major events and projected milestones click here.  



In this Issue

World Aids Day

The Global Fund Replenishment

New Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health

Every Newborn Stakeholder meeting  

Updates from November

News and Opinion

Partner Spotlight: (Red)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

January 13
Expert Group Meeting on Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Indigenous People

January 21
Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR)

January 22 
World Economic Forum



A monthly roundup of pertinent resources. Please submit your recent reports via email for consideration.

Sixth Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS

The Global Health 2035 Report

Born Too Soon (Lancet)

Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and trends in birth registration

Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health

World Malaria Report 2013  

Quote of the Month

“Children should be the first to benefit from our successes in defeating HIV, and the last to suffer from out failures.” Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF  




Updates from November


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Action November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and marks the beginning of the 16 Day of Activism against Gender Violence. The World Health Organization’s 2013 report, Global and Regional Estimates of Violence against Women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, details the impact of violence on the physical and mental health of women and girls. This can range from broken bones to pregnancy-related complications, mental problems and impaired social functioning.

Click here to view stories, messages, facts and figures and to find out how you can take action.

Follow #orangeurworld and #16Days to join the call to action on Twitter.


Partner Spotlight: (Red)

(Red) commits to driving corporate sector engagement in the fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. (Red) currently support Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants in six African countries: Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. These grants fund vital public health services, including HIV/AIDS awareness building, education and life-skills, nutrition, HIV testing and counseling, anti-retroviral treatment and treatment for the prevention of mother-to child transmission.

News and Opinion

November 21
5th Annual mHealth Summit Convenes 5,000 Global Leaders in Washington, D.C. Around Progress, Barriers and New Drivers for Mobile Health

November 25
On International Day, UN Urges renewed efforts to end violence against women, girls

November 27
A Force of 120 Million

November 29 

With Income and Rights, Women Living with HIV/AIDS start afresh in Cambodia’s Villages

More than 850, 000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

December 2
Honoring Family Planning Leadership 

December 3
Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion 

December 10

UN: 230 million children under 5 never registered        

December 11  

H4+, UNFPA, Canada supply $6.2 maternal health commodities, equipment to Nigeria

New Way to Finance Health in World's Less Developed Nations: Results-Based Financing can get 20 percent more health care with same fund. 


Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.  It is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world.

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