"Still an important job to do": Watch Prime Minister Stoltenberg and Bill Gates talk global health in Oslo, Norway

29 January 2013

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Bill Gates met at a conference Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museum to discuss global health efforts and map out the road ahead for the to reduce maternal and child mortality in developing countries. Watch video of their conversation here.
In UN Secretary-General's remarks to the UN General Assembly emphasize five areas for collective action

29 January 2013

"We must do more than save lives, central as that is to our mission. We must save our very future."
On January 22, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the General Assembly and members of the media on priorities for 2013, announcing a special event on the MDGs in September to “assess progress and discuss the contours of an ambitious, practical and coherent post-2015 development framework" and pledging to “continue to explore" where to apply the unprecedented partnership model exemplified by the Every Woman Every Child movement. Read the full text of his remarks.
Join the Post 2015 Global Consultation on Education

29 January 2013

Recognizing the linkages between education, health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the chances of reaching one's full potential in life, or not (linkages could range from comprehensive sexuality education to child marriage, we invite you to voice your opinion and shape the future of education by joining the Post-2015 Global Consultation on Education. Your contributions are vital to help ensure that these issues are brought to the attention of the High Level Panel and, subsequently, to the UN General Assembly. Join the Consultation by registering at http://www.worldwewant2015.org/education2015.
Global health progress examined at high level meeting in Norway

22 January 2013

This week, government leaders, health experts and private sector pioneers came together at a high-level meeting in Norway to examine health and development in the context of the MDGs, and to launch a yearly progress report on Norway’s Global MDG Campaign. Hosted by Norway, the conference closed with a discussion between its Prime Minister, the Honorable Jens Stoltenberg and philanthropist Bill Gates. Learn more about the conference and share ideas on Twitter using #GlobalHealth2013 or visit the Campaign website.
2013 Global Campaign report is launched in Oslo, Norway

22 January 2013

The 2013 report for the Global Campaign, Accelerating Progress in saving the Lives of Women and Children, includes contributions from numerous world leaders and provides an update on global health progress since the launch of the Global Strategy in 2010. View an interactive version of the report. View a PDF-version of the report. Listen to an interview on UN Dispatch with Dr. Tore Godal, Special Adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway, discussing the report.
Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 kicks off in Tanzania

16 January 2013

The Global Maternal Health Conference of 2013 (GMHC2013) is a technical conference for scientists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to network, share knowledge, and build on progress toward eradicating preventable maternal mortality and morbidity by improving quality of care. Visit www.gmhc2013.com to learn more and view the livestream of the conference. Follow hashtag #GMHC2013 on Twitter for live updates and commentary from Every Woman Every Child, the H4+, and the 700+ participants, presenters, and global health experts in attendance.
Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, on the Best Buy in Global Health

14 January 2013

Progress is possible. And, therefore, there is no excuse for not achieving all the progress we can." Read the recent in-depth interview conducted by the Skoll World Forum‘s Rahim Kanani with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake discussing the urgent need to create a commodities market of life-saving medicines in the developing world, and making the case that healthy children are good for business. Learn more about the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children here.
FP2020 Reference Group Launched To Advance Family Planning Commitments Made At London Summit

08 January 2013

Eighteen leaders from civil society, governments, multi-lateral organizations, technical institutions and foundations are participating on the “Reference Group” for Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). The partnership was a key outcome of the London Summit on Family Planning convened by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and in support of Every Woman Every Child on July 11, 2012. The FP2020 Reference Group will be responsible for providing strategic direction and coordination between partners as well as with existing structures and programs to improve women’s access to voluntary family planning and contraceptives. A website is forthcoming. In the meantime, to receive ongoing communication about FP2020, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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