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01 March 2016

WB Fragility Forum 1 March 2016 logoDaily highlights from March 1 sessions

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25 February 2016

The High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Welcomes All Ideas, Thoughts and Contributions

The Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines (High-Level Panel) issued a Call for Contributions on 19 December 2015 to solicit submissions from stakeholders to inform the discussions and deliberations of the High-Level Panel in fulfilling its mandate.

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23 February 2016
Every Breath Counts campaign was globally launched, during the Organisation for African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) General Assembly held on January 31, 2016 at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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12 February 2016

Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, the co-chair of EveryWhere, discusses RMNCAH in fragile and humanitarian settings as a key element to end preventable deaths among women, children, and adolescents.

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11 February 2016

11 February 2016

Last September, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health to help further the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda. This strategy builds on 15 years of progress under the Millennium Development Goals and the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement. A key strategic priority for EWEC is the development of an updated accountability framework to ensure strong implementation of the SDGs. 

To this end, today the UN Secretary-General appointed nine members to Every Woman Every Child’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP).

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05 February 2016
On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4th, Every Woman Every Child, along with Cervical Cancer Action initiative and the Permanent Missions of Zambia and the United States, hosted a film screening and panel discussion to shed light on cervical cancer. About 270,000 women who die of cervical cancer each year, the vast majority in the developing world—the equivalent of one life lost every two minutes, which is almost the same as the number of women who dies in pregnancy and childbirth annually.

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04 February 2016

By Nana Kuo & Ann McMikel


Keep your eye to the sky if you're in New York City tonight - the Empire State Building will be shining blue and orange in celebration of World Cancer Day. Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of us in some way, shape or form. It doesn't discriminate and knows no borders. And yet, the fight against cancer looks very different in some parts of the world than in others.

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29 January 2016
The Lancet Breastfeeding Series, launched January 29th 2016, is the first of its kind to evaluate global breastfeeding levels, trends and inequalities, as well as the short- and long-term benefits for both mother and child.

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21 January 2016

Group includes leaders from governments, business community, philanthropists, young people’s network and civil society to champion women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.

Davos, 20 January—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the first members of the High-level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child who will help provide leadership and inspire ambitious action for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health during the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the universal Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

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14 January 2016
Download the Learning Session Report here.

Nana speakingThe United Nations Foundation hosted an Every Woman Every Child Private Sector Learning Session on January 12, 2016, entitled Business Approaches to Advancing Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

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