Acting on the Call, 2 Year Anniversary of the Child Survival Call to Action and the launch of Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
Today, in support of Every Woman Every Child, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the governments of Ethiopia and India, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, came together for a high-level forum, Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, to celebrate the progress, assess the challenges that remain and identify the steps needed to sustain momentum in the future.
To join the conversation on twitter follow #5thbday.
To view the Secretary General’s video message please click here.
PMNCH Partners' Forum and MDG Advocates Trip
From June 30 – July 1, global health professionals, policy makers, business leaders, advocates and youth leaders will gather for the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health’s (PMNCH) third Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa in support of Every Woman Every Child.
The meeting will be a pivotal moment to review progress, identify factors for success, and agree on commitments for action to help women, newborn, children and adolescents survive and thrive.
In addition, the Every Newborn Action Plan, a roadmap and joint platform for reducing preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths, will be launched and commitments to Every Woman Every Child, to advance this work, will be annouced.
Concurrently, the MDG Advocates will host the first-ever MDG Advocates meeting in Kigali Rwanda on July 3. This meeting will be a capstone to the MDG Advocates activities in Africa which will commence on July 1 at the Partners' Forum.
For more information on the forum click here. To follow the conversation on twitter follow #PMNCHLive.
Second Meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The second meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will be held from June 30-July 8 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The theme will be “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the sustainable development goals.” In addition, a side event to the Forum will be held in support of Every Woman Every Child. Look for a full summary of the event in our July newsletter. For a full list of side events click here.
To learn more click here.