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Women Deliver 2016 Conference Website is LIVE!

By: Lauren Himiak, Women Deliver

Women Deliver is excited to announce the launch of the Women Deliver 2016 Conference website, www.wd2016.org, where registration for the conference is now open! The new website will house all information and details related to the conference, including how to showcase as an exhibitor, sponsorship opportunities, travel information, and how to become a media partner. WD2016.org will continue to expand over the next year with continuous updates about speakers, plenaries, exhibits, and events occurring in Copenhagen. Learn more...

Invest in Every Woman Every Child to save a generation within a generation

By Amina J Mohammed; Originally posted on Devex

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened health leaders and experts from over 30 countries to solidify a plan of action so that by 2030, no woman, newborn, child or adolescent dies from causes we know how to prevent, and that they all thrive to realize the future they want and deserve.

Some may say these are ambitious goals. But is it achievable? We think it is.

In 2010, the secretary-general launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and a movement driven by shared responsibility, Every Woman Every Child, to help accelerate the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Read More...

Maternal and newborn health take the spotlight at the World Health Assembly

By: Rima Jolivet; Originally posted on Maternal Health Task Force 

In an important development for the global maternal health community, the long-awaited Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) will be launched at the 68th World Health Assembly, at an event hosted by Cameroon and Malawi and co-sponsored by the contributors to the Every Newborn Action Plan. Read More...

Women Deliver CEO Joins the Secretary General & Other Global Leaders to Improve the Future of Health

By: Lauren Himiak, Women Deliver

This week, Women Deliver’s CEO, Katja Iversen, and a select group of influencers – including government ministers, UN representatives and civil society leaders – are attending the Greentree Retreat to discuss one of the most pressing development issues of our time: the future of women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health.
 
The new Global Strategy builds on the action sparked by Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), which has been the fastest growing public health partnership in history, with $34 billion in commitments dispersed to strengthen women and children’s health since 2010. Unprecedented progress has been made in improving the lives of women and children around the world over the last five years and EWEC has been credited with helping to save the lives of 2.4 million women and children in 49 countries.  Read More...

 

Delivering on the promise of multisectoral collaboration

By: Sharon D'Agostino, Saundra Pelletier, Katja Iversen; Originally posted on Devex

No individual, organization or sector can solve major global health and development challenges alone. But how we can work together to improve the health, rights and well-being of women and girls everywhere?

That question was at the center of a recent conversation between Women Deliver CEO Katja Iversen, Woman Care Global CEO Saundra Pelletier and Sharon D’Agostino, vice president of corporate citizenship at Johnson & Johnson.

J&J and Woman Care Global are both members of C Exchange, a corporate forum where businesses with an established track record in improving the lives of girls and women come together to share ideas and affect change.

Here’s an edited transcript of the conversation as provided by Women Deliver. Read More...

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