Innovation Working Group Asia launches during Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

30 May 2013

Changemakers in the Asia region have taken an important step towards helping accelerate progress for women’s and children’s health in the last 1000 days before the United Nations Millennium Development Goals deadline. On the sidelines of the third global Women Deliver conference, the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women, some 50 global health leaders came together to celebrate the launch of the Innovation Working Group Asia (aIWG), in support of Every Woman Every Child. Learn more. 
 
Commodities Commission resolution approved by World Health Assembly delegates with wide-ranging support

23 May 2013

Each year, delegates from WHO Member States come together to focus on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. This May, the Sixty-sixth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) is taking place in Geneva. A resolution from the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities was approved with wide-ranging support. The resolution promotes robust monitoring and evaluation on progress achieved towards the Commission recommendations at global and country-level by requiring the submission of an annual report by the WHO Director General to the World Health Assembly until 2015. Learn more on the Child Health Now website.
 
Every Woman Every Child stakeholders meet to strengthen coordination

23 May 2013

On May 1, over 40 participants from the Every Women Every Child stakeholders’ platform, convened by the H4+, met in New York and by video conference to share updates and information on progress made in the implementation of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. Participants included representatives from the United Nations Secretary-General Office, donors, international NGOs, private sector and UN agencies. Read the full meeting summary.
 
Millions of girls in developing countries to be protected against cervical cancer thanks to new HPV vaccine deals

16 May 2013

A new record low price for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines will help ensure millions of girls in developing countries can be protected against cervical cancer. The GAVI Alliance is imlpementing its 2010 commitment in support of Every Woman Every Child in part by ensuring that the poorest countries will now have access to a sustainable supply of HPV vaccines for as low as US$ 4.50. Learn more.
 
In honor of Mother's Day, Save the Children presents its 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report

07 May 2013

In advance of Mother's Day on May 13th, Save the Children has released its annual "State of the World's Mothers Report". The reoprt contains details on how mothers & kids fare depending on where they are born. Education, income and political representation of women are all important factors. Learn more,view the full report, and see where your country ranks.
 
UN Secretary-General: Every Woman Every Child is both a global and local movement

07 May 2013

At a May 7th "Taking Action" Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke about his own commitment to improving women's and children's health, and emphasized the importance of private sector leaders who understand the importance of corporate social responsibility and giving back – and who believe in taking action. "Every Woman Every Child...is a pioneering example of a new way of tackling common global challenges," he said. "I believe passionately in this effort because of all that I have seen around the world and in my own life." Read the full remarks.
 
Global Vaccine Summit brings vision and commitment to reach children with the vaccines they need

24 April 2013

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in partnership with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will host a vaccine summit April 24-25 in Abu Dhabi to continue momentum in the Decade of Vaccines, a vision and commitment to reach all children with the vaccines they need. Learn more.
 
New UNICEF Nutrition Report: Stunting in children can be defeated

17 April 2013

A new UNICEF report issued this week offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary. "Improving Child Nutrition: The achievable imperative for global progress" confirms that a key to success against stunting is focusing attention on pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. View the full report and watch a video on stunting.
 
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