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2016 Press Releases

Over $2 billion in pledges for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and Wellbeing, 22 September 2016
Twenty-three new commitments, corresponding to over $2 billion in pledges for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing were announced on the margins of the UN General Assembly.

Secretary-General, in Message for World Tuberculosis Day, Says Total Victory over Epidemic Will Require United Front, 22 March 2016
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today with Delivering for Girls and Women Award, 15 March 2016
On the occasion of the Commission on the Status of Women's annual meeting and during an Every Woman Every Child event at UN headquarters, Women Deliver presented the first-ever ‘Delivering for Girls and Women’ award to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 

UN Secretary-General Announces Members of the High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child, 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.

2015 Press Releases 

Essential Health Needs of Women Often Neglected in Assistance after Natural Disasters, Conflicts, 03 December 2015.
UNFPA's State of World Population 2015 sets new agenda for humanitarian response to step up support for millions left behind.

New Global Partnership, RHD Action, Calls on World Leaders to End Rheumatic Heart Disease, 29 September 2015.
RHD Action, a new global movement to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD), launched today on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

UN Secretary-General Announces $25 Billion in Initial Commitments to End Preventable Deaths of Women, Children, and Adolescents by 2013, 6 September 2015. 
World leaders begin pledging support as Secretary-General launches the “Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health” to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

Consultation for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
, 6 May 2015
Hundreds of leaders and public health experts from across Africa are gathering today to identify game-changing interventions to accelerate progress towards improving the lives of millions of women, children and adolescents.

Millions of women & children get improved health services: Massive health program: $34 billion spent on women & children since 2010- New goal: end preventable deaths of women and young children, 10 March 2015 
An ambitious 2010 initiative to improve the health of women and children around the world has turned into the fastest growing global public health partnership in history, attracting $60 billion in resources. Some $34 billion, nearly 60 percent of the total, has already been disbursed.

WHO Executive Board appoints Dr. Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa, 28 January 2015 
The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session, has appointed Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as the new Regional Director for WHO's Africa Region. Dr Moeti was nominated Regional Director by the health ministers of the 47 Member States of the WHO African Region at the annual Regional Committee for Africa in Cotonou, Benin, in November 2014. Dr Moeti will take up her appointment for a five-year term on 1 February 2015, succeeding Dr Luis Gomes Sambo who has served as Regional Director for the past 10 years.

World leaders make record-breaking commitment to protect poorest children with vaccines, 27 January 2015
Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

Private sector makes new pledges to support childhood immunisation in developing countries, 26 January 2015 
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance today welcomed new commitments from a number of private sector partners towards its mission to immunise children in developing countries.



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