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
GBCHealth Announces Three Year Collaboration with MDG Health Alliance; Ray Chambers Joins GBCHealth Board
08 January 2013
GBCHealth announced today that it is undertaking a three year collaboration with the MDG Health Alliance to focus on the attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As part of this collaboration, GBCHealth will more tightly align and focus its staffing, funding, company commitments, advocacy, communications, forums and events in a manner that is substantially linked to achievement of the health-related MDGs. Learn more. GBCHealth also announced that Ray Chambers will join the GBCHealth Board of Directors as Co-Chair, alongside Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO of Access Bank plc. Mr. Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian, and a longtime friend and supporter of GBCHealth. Learn more.
Apply now for the Resolve Award honoring government progress in achieiving universal access to reproductive health
04 January 2013
The Resolve Award is a highly competitive, non-monetary award honoring innovative and scalable approaches in accelerating progress toward universal access to reproductive health. Innovations and awards will be considered in financing, policy development and service delivery. Learn more about the award and apply.
Professor Paul Hunt on health as a human right
20 December 2012
Watch Professor Paul Hunt, former UN Special Rapporteur, discuss the right to the highest attainable standard of health. In the video, Professor Hunt refers to poverty and discrimination as "critically important barriers for both access to health care and to the underlying determinants of health." He focuses on the right to health in key areas such as maternal and newborn health, and mental health. Learn more.