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Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths

25 June 2014


On June 25, 2014, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the government of Ethiopia, in collaboration with UNICEF and other key partners, will come together for a high-level forum: Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Death to celebrate the progress, assess the challenges that remain and identify the steps needed to sustain momentum in the future. This high-level forum featuring influential speakers and discussion panels will place a special focus on action plans within the 24 developing countries that represent more than 70 percent of under-five and maternal death and feature a joint report from USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. To learn more click here

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PGA High Level Event

17 June 2014

A PGA High Level Event on human rights and the rule of law, will take place from June 17-18th at UN Headquarters. To learn more click here
Day of the African Child

16 June 2014

June 16th is Day of the African Child. It was first established by the Organization of the African Unity in 1991. The day aims at raising awareness for the situation of children in African, and on the need for continuing improvement in education. It encourages people's spirit of abundance to share something special with a child in Africa. To learn more click here
InterAction Annual Forum

10 June 2014

The InterAction Annual Forum takes place from June 10-13th in Washington, DC. Featuring thought-provoking plenary sessions and workshops with more than 100 experts from around the world, Forum 2014 will bring together more than 1,000 professionals from more than 350 organizations representing the broad international development landscape. Click here to learn more. 
Ideation to Impact Webinar on Maternal & Newborn Health Technology

10 June 2014

This three-part webinar series, June 10, June 12, and June 17 at 10:30am EDT, seeks to strengthen the ties among those working to create and deploy maternal and newborn health (MNH) technologies-from ideation through implementation and everything in between- to initiate a dialogue around what is required to accelerate the scale of emerging innovations and better inform the design of those still to come.

Leader design and maternal health experts from Jhpiego, PATH, USAID, Laerdal Global Health, Women Deliver, London School of hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Rice University and 3rd Stone Design will be contributing to the event. 

To learn more click here.
World Economic Forum on Africa 2013

7 June 2014

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 is taking place in Abuja, Nigeria from June 7-9th. As the foremost gathering on the continent, the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms and investments that can sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity for all its citizens. To learn more click here
6th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) Water Convention 2014

1 June 2014

The 6th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) Water Convention 2014 takes place in Singapore from June 1-5th. The 2014 Water Convention aims to bring together the world's water professionals to share and exchange ideas on technological and management advances in water and wastewater, water resilience for cities, water quality and health, and water for industries.Click here to learn more. 
Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm's Reach

28 May 2014

The Canadian government has led the way to galvanize international support to reduce maternal and child mortality first through the 2010 Muskoka Initiative, where it provided $2.85 billion in funding between 2010 and 2015, and then by the leadership of Prime Minister Harper and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania as chairs of the Commission on Information and Accountability, which aimed to bring more money for health and more health for the money and just recently with the highly successful Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach Summit, which provided renewed global momentum to advance maternal, newborn and child health as a global priority beyond 2015 and committed $3.5 billion to improve the health of mothers and children for the period of 2015-2020 .   

Over the course of the Summit, leaders and experts worked together to advance three priority themes: Getting Results for Women and Children: Summit participants highlighted the benefits of coordinated action and the successes achieved since 2010. Leaders and experts also pointed to the importance of  providing increased support for nutrition through key partners such as the Micronutrient Initiative, the World Food Programme, the World Health Organization and UNICEF. In addition, Summit participants welcomed the announcement that Germany would host the GAVI replenishment meeting in 2015 and called on all partners to increase their support to the GAVI Alliance.   

Doing More Together Globally: Summit participants also called for increased efforts to work together. They also called for more timely, reliable, accurate and accessible health information as a critical catalyst for greater accountability within national health systems. In addition, they agreed that a wider spectrum of expertise and resources are needed, including from traditional partners, local governments, the private sector, civil society and citizens.    Taking Real Action on Women’s and Children’s Health: Summit participants called on all partners to maintain progress and increase momentum on efforts to achieve United Nations Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by the end of 2015. Summit discussions also made clear that ending  preventable deaths of women and children within a generation will mean carrying forward the lessons learned, including the need for political leadership, sustained financial commitments, robust accountability measures, and a renewed focus on the approaches that are proven to save the lives of women and children.    Participants welcomed Canada’s renewed commitment towards MNCH through 2015-2020 and called on other global donors to meet their commitments to women and children, leading up to and beyond 2015. Summit discussions also emphasized the need for common goals and for governments, international organizations, civil society, businesses and health leaders to ensure that ending preventable maternal, newborn and under-five child mortality by 2030 is a central priority within the post-2015 development agenda. 
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