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When Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) launched its new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health (the Global Strategy) in September 2015, it recognized for the first time, the power of the “settings” in which people live to shape dramatically their prospects for health and well-being. New attention needed to be giving to the vulnerable conditions in which too many women and children live, and the new Global Strategy named “settings” as one of its nine priorities, calling on humanitarian and development actors to redouble efforts to work better together to build health and resilience among the women, children, and adolescents who live in the most fragile and volatile circumstances. Advocating for greater focus on contexts, settings, risks and crises, the Everywhere work stream brings together key actors from both the humanitarian and development sectors, to identify conceptual, policy and programming opportunities to better support the health of women, children and adolescents in all settings everywhere.



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Implementing the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Everywhere [Report]Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4-5 April 2016

Live from the Word Government Summit in Dubai—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.

Resilience, Response and Recovery: Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health [Meeting summary]
Urgently addressing and supporting women’s, newborns’, children’s and adolescents’ health in fragile and conflict settings is key to the success of the Post-2015 Agenda, says group of experts meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 10-11, 2015

Abu Dhabi Declaration, February 2015
Development and humanitarian experts in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNC&A health), who, in February 2015, met in Abu Dhabi UAE, urge the global community to join them in upholding this declaration for the dignity, health and wellbeing of every woman and every child—in humanitarian and fragile settings.

Kaila! - Pacific Voice for Action on Agenda 2030—1 December 2015
As the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference gets underway in Paris, Pacific island nations are emphasizing the devastating impact of climate change not only from an environmental perspective, but also on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.


Opinion: Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals—By H.R.H. Princess Sarah Zeid
AMMAN, 30 October 2015 [Inter Press Service]—The solutions to women’s and children’s dignity, health and wellbeing lie well beyond the health sector alone, and demand instead an integrated approach, including solutions that deliver water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health and in education.

“Every Woman Every Child Every Adolescent Every Where” Financing sexual reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in every setting
A contribution to the renewed  Global Strategy for Every Woman Every Child  Outcomes of Experts meeting held 22-23 June 2015, Washington, USA

Comment: For every woman, every child, everywhere: a universal agenda for the health of women, children, and adolescents [The Lancet]—15 May 2015
Preventable mortality and morbidity among women, adolescents, and children are severe in humanitarian settings. Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on 50 fragile states show that 60% of preventable maternal deaths, 53% of deaths in children younger than 5 years, and 45% of neonatal deaths take place in fragile settings of conflict, displacement, and natural disasters. Worldwide, women and children are up to 14 times more likely than men to die in a disaster.