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Sumitomo Chemical Co., upon entering its second year of partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, is increasing its commitment to protect women, children, and vulnerable refugee families from malaria. This increased commitment will enable NBN to double the amount of nets raised by grassroots malaria advocates who join NBN by the end of 2017, up by 350,000 nets, for a total of 700,000 nets. This commitment is estimated at a value of $1,225,000.
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Survive and Thrive: Professional Associations, Private Sector and Global Scholars Saving Mothers, Newborns and Children aims to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health services in 24 focus countries. In addition, the alliance will nurture emerging leaders in global health by creating Global Health Fellows, a new kind of internship opportunity for newly graduated clinicians.
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The US, UK, Australia and Gates have formed a new alliance, to work together in partnership at the global level and with selected high-need countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to accelerate progress in reducing unintended pregnancies, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, and addressing key elements of MDGs 4 and 5 where progress has been especially slow
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The Elders will contribute to the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health and the Every Woman Every Child effort by committing to establish Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, an initiative to bring together civil society organisations working to end child marriage.
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The World Health Organization commits to collaborate with governments, regional bodies, UN agencies and partner organizations to support country-led implementation through the development and deployment of the Operational Framework, Global Financing Facility and Accountability Framework.
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Together for Girls commits to ensuring girls and boys in participating countries experience a reduction in sexual, physical and emotional violence; and those who experience violence have greater access to services that improve their safety, health and wellbeing.
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In 2012, UNFPA pledged to double the proportion of its resources focused on family planning from 25% to 40 % based on current funding levels, bringing new funding of at least US $174 million per year from core and non-core funds.
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UNDP commits to improving HIV, health and development outcomes for women and girls by supporting multisectoral action to address and prevent gender-based violence, strengthen enabling legal and policy environments, and promote equal access to sexual reproductive health and rights for women and girls in 80 low- and middle-income countries by 2020.
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The United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Foundation have partnered to support the Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health and will launch an Every Woman Every Child Task Force to focus on new and effective private sector engagements to support progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 (related to children's and women's health, respectively).
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As the lead UN agency mandated with promoting South-South and triangular cooperation, the UNOSSC commits to, among other things, adopt a multisectoral approach, drawing upon existing partnerships with UN Agencies, governments, civil society and other stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate projects that advance the vision and objectives of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health.
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