27 May 2014

Every Newborn Action Plan

On May 24th the 194 member-states of the World Health Assembly endorsed the Every Newborn Action Plan. The resolution calls on all member-states to implement the plan and to report on progress to the World Health Assembly through 2030. More than 50 countries took to the floor during the debate to express their support, including those who represented regional blocs. The endorsement of the Action Plan paves the way for the launch of the final Every Newborn Action Plan at the Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg on 30 June. PMNCH Chair and A Promise Renewed Ambassador Graça Machel will unveil the plan at the meeting, accompanied by a set of concrete, measurable commitments from stakeholders in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and Every Woman Every Child.