30 June 2014

Significant New Financing, Policy and Service Delivery Commitments Made Towards Preventing Newborn Deaths and Stillbirths

Significant new financing, policy and service delivery commitments that could save the lives of newborns and women were announced today at the Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg, hosted by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) together with the Government of South Africa and other partners. The 40 commitments are in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement and come from a diverse group of stakeholders, including governments, civil society and the private sector. The commitments are in response to the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), a roadmap and joint action platform for the reduction of preventable newborn mortality, which launched on June 30th. For more information click here. To see the full list of commitments click here.