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06 April 2016

Diabetes in Pregnancy and the Role of Midwives

As we gear up for World Health Day with the theme ‘Beat Diabetes: Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance;’ it is vital to understand the role of midwives in helping diabetic pregnant women.

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06 April 2016

Managing diabetes and reproductive health in developing contexts.

The 2016 World Health Day theme—to scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance of diabetes, and its staggering burden in low-middle income countries—requires us to reflect on the untold impacts of diabetes on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH). The number of people with diabetes in Africa is predicted to double by 2035, posing a serious threat to sustainable development. This coupled with the fact maternal mortality among pregnant women with type 1 diabetes in some countries is 5–20 times higher than for women without diabetes. This makes this years World Health Day theme more important than ever.

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06 April 2016
This year’s World Health Day theme is diabetes, a non-communicable disease which is mostly preventable and treatable, but one which is growing rapidly in low-middle income countries. The aim of this year’s annual awareness day on health is to increase cognisance about the rise of the illness and its debilitating effects on developing economies. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, in partnership with ICM, Save the Children and Every Woman Every Child, will be using this platform as an opportunity to shed light on the life threatening impact of diabetes on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).

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06 April 2016
H.E. Rym Al Falast, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, delivered opening remarks on behalf of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bit Mubarak, the President of the Supreme Council for Women and Children, at the Experts Meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in humanitarian and fragile settings. 

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05 April 2016
Only three weeks after being appointed, the Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) and its Secretariat held their first face-to-face meeting in Johannesburg on the 2nd of March 2016. Panellists were very responsive as they are aware of the important task which lies ahead of them. Six members were able to join the meeting in person, while the three others joined online.

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04 April 2016
HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, the co-chair of EveryWhere, delivered remarks at the Experts Meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in humanitarian and fragile settings.

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01 April 2016

Mobilising Sustainable Capital, Technology and Ideas in the New Economy


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The third edition of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, the unique global programme that highlights ground-breaking, long-term private sector solutions to key development issues, focuses on the challenges around climate change, particularly in rapidly growing urban areas, with an emphasis on the capital, technology and innovation required for substantive progress.

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18 March 2016
H6—UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank Group—has announced that the partnership (formerly H4+) has responded to the changing development context, including in relation to the new UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health, which is at the heart of the H6 mandate, with a particular strong focus on the country level: to leverage the strengths and capacities of each of the six member organizations in order to support high-burden countries in their efforts to improve the survival, health, and well-being of every woman, newborn, child, and adolescent.

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15 March 2016
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Today’s Every Woman Every Child event, co-organized with UN Women and during the Commission on the Status of Women's annual meeting, focused on the implementation of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. In particular, the event sought to demonstrate that a stronger emphasis on gender equality and rights helps to transform the world into a prosperous and sustainable society.

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15 March 2016
March, 15, 2016, New York City—On the occasion of the Commission on the Status of Women's annual meeting and during an Every Woman Every Child event at U.N. headquarters, Women Deliver presented the first-ever ‘Delivering for Girls and Women’ award to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.  The Women Deliver award was created to recognize true visionaries for game-changing efforts that move the needle forward for girls and women, and to initiatives, like Every Woman Every Child, that will lead to significant progress in the future.

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