PMNCH Current Affairs - 2019

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Fact Sheet: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is an alliance of more than 1000 organizations across 192 countries from the communities working in the arena of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, as well as health influencing sectors. This Partnership provides a platform for organizations to align their objectives, strategies and resources, and agree on interventions to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

The Partnership complements the work and accountability processes of its individual members, enabling them to deliver more collectively than they would alone. This Partner-centric approach aids in mobilising, engaging and empowering different implementing partners. The partnership also allows them to coordinate their actions and activities, and encourages and promotes mutual accountability.

Mission of PMNCH

The mission of the PMNCH is to support the global health community to work successfully towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the health related SDGs as articulated in the Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health in support of ‘Every Woman Every Child’ (EWEC) movement.

Working of the Mission

  • The programme of the PMNCH is framed around the objectives of the Global Strategy of Survive – Thrive – Transform.
  • The programme includes four high-level plenaries that will focus on political leadership, multi-sectoral action, accountability and power of partnership. Each high-level plenary will be followed by six concurrent sessions which provide the opportunity for more detailed discussions to on Forum’s key themes.
  • The programme presents and explores the findings of the success factor case studies that showcase how countries are collaborating across sectors to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. These case studies will be published in a special Partners’ Forum edition of the BMJ (originally called British Medical Journal) and disseminated widely.
  • The Partners’ Forum will showcase learning from across six regions of Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Americas, South East Asia and Western Pacific on six thematic areas:
  • Early Childhood Development (Germany & Chile);
  • Adolescent Health and Well-Being (USA & Indonesia);
  • Quality, Equity and Dignity (QED) in Services (India & Cambodia);
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (Malawi & Malaysia) and;
  • Empowerment of Women, Girls and Communities (South Africa & Guatemala);
  • Humanitarian and Fragile Settings (Sierra Leone & Afghanistan)

Intensified Mission Indradhanush has been selected as one of the case studies under QED theme from India.

PM Modi inaugurates Partners’ Forum 2018

The PM Modi inaugurated the fourth Partners’ Forum on 12th December at New Delhi. The Government of India, in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) hosted a two-day international conference. It was fourth in a series of global high-level multi-country, multi-stakeholder events aimed at sustaining global momentum for issues related to health of women, children and adolescents.

Partners Forum 2018

Fourth edition of Partners’ Forum will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12th December in New Delhi. The two day international conference will be hosted by government of India in association with Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and child Health (PMNCH). Total 1500 participants from across 8 countries will participate to talk about the improvement in the health and well being of women, children and adolescents.

Key Facts

The programme will be framed on the objective of Survive – Thrive – Transform. The forum is aimed to explore the findings of 12 success factors case studies which shows how the countries are working towards the improvement of women’s and children health. The forum will showcase learnings from six regions on six thematic areas:

  1. Early childhood Development – Germany and Chile
  2. Adolescent Health and Wellbeing – USA and Indonesia
  3. Quality, Equity and Dignity in services – India and Cambodia
  4. Sexual and Reproductive Health – Malawi and Malaysia
  5. Empowerment of women, Girls and communities – South Africa and Guatemala
  6. Humanitarian and fragile settings – Sierra Leone and Afghanistan

Background

The global health partnership, Partners’ Forum was launched in September 2005 to reduce the child and maternal mortality, and improve adolescent, child, newborn and maternal health.  Many countries around the globe joined forum to achieve the objective. Earlier editions of forum were held in – Tanzania (2007), India (2010), South Africa (2014).

PMNCH’s mission

The mission supports the global health community to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 3 of SDG is to achieve good health and well-being for people.