This course has been designed to explore the complicated problem of undernutrition, highlight its multi-sectoral causes and identify potential programmatic solutions. Chronic undernutrition affects nearly 200 million children in low- and middle-income countries and there is strong evidence that undernutrition is associated with up to 35% of all child deaths globally.
A Citizens' Hearing will take place in 2016 in Zimbabwe.
69th World Health Assembly
Date: Thursday, May 26th 2016
Time: 18:30-20:00 Venue: Conference Room at 1 rue de Varembé, ground floor, Geneva
The Governments of Bangladesh, Sweden and Zambia, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and Board Members of the NGOs Constituency Group of PMNCH representing approximately 400 NGOs (International Planned Parenthood Federation, Save the Children, White Ribbon Alliance and World Vision International) invite you to join the second Global Dialogue for Citizen-led accountability for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the World Health Assembly 2016.
Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. A second Lancet Series of five papers on stillbirths offers a roadmap for eliminating, by 2030, one the most neglected tragedies in global health today.
The Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health is soliciting applications for vacancies on the United Nations Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health
A series of public hearings on Health rights across India during 2015-16 will be collaboratively organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA). These hearings will focus on reviewing human rights violations in context of the public and private health care services in India, with a view to drawing attention to key systemic and policy related issues, along with issuing a range of related recommendations comprehensively. Series of public hearings on Health rights would be organised in various regions, followed by a National public hearing. This would provide a much-needed platform to share and discuss key issues today related to violation of Health rights of people in various parts of India, and would lead to issuing of a series of recommendations, would result in certain serious violations being taken up as human rights violations by NHRC, and would help build a climate for adoption of various measures required to ensure protection of health rights.
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The course will run over six weeks, exploring the lifecycle from birth to adulthood, to look at adolescent, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Each week will focus on a different area, inviting you to discuss the most recent data, and the current policy, programme and research debates that inform action to improve health outcomes.
2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to decide and embark on new paths to improve the lives of people everywhere. These decisions will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change.
In 2015, countries will adopt a new sustainable development agenda and a new global agreement on climate change. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals that build on the eight Millennium Development Goals.
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24 SEPTEMBER 2015
Tanzanian voices are heard today around the world, by national and global leaders, as Citizens demand that politicians keep their promises on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
Citizens of Tanzania have contributed to a ground breaking global report being launched this week in countries around the world, calling for accountability and citizen participation at every level in health services.
The report is a culmination of a unique movement of over 100 Citizens Hearings in 19 countries in 2015. People of all ages, from all walks of life, travelled from their villages, towns and cities to take part in these remarkable democratic and open meetings with politicians, health workers and media. Citizens asked questions and spoke, leaders listened and responded to the upsurge of demand for involvement and accountability for their countries’ health services to women, children and adolescents.
Launch of CITIZENS' HEARING REPORT
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Tanzania (WRATZ) Offices
164C Msasani Beach, Kinondoni
P. O. Box 65543, Dar es Salaam
Email address: email@example.com
Mobile phone: +255 754 316 369
World Vision and partners in Pakistan are holding a National Citizen Hearing at the end of July - date to be confirmed.
A National Citizen Hearing will be held in Ghana on 29th July 2015
A County Citizen Hearing will be held on 12th June in Turkana County.
Save the Children Kenya and partners held a National Citizen Hearing on 15th May!
A Citizen Hearing was held in South Africa on 10th June
The Lesotho Citizens Hearing will be held on Saturday 30th May.
A World First - The Global Citizens' Dialogue will be held on 21st May at the World Health Assembly in Geneva!
Citizen Hearings and nationwide events were held on 6th May in Sierra Leone. A National Hearing was held on 19th May in Bo District.
Partners in Niger will be holding a National Citizen Hearing in Niamey on 11th 2015.
The Uganda National Hearing will be held on 22nd April - the debate with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health in attendance will be broadcast on National Television on 25th April!
Partners in Zambia held 2 community level hearings. The full report will follow and will be posted on this page.
Partners in Bangladesh to held a National Citizen Hearing on 4th May 2015. A Divisional Level hearing was held on 8th April
A National Citizen Hearing was held in Mali on 4th May 2015 at CICB - Read more!
A Citizen Hearing was held in Nouakchott, Mauritania on 4th May
A National Hearing was held in Blantyre on 30th April - read the report now!
A Citizen Hearing took place to collect voices of Citizens on emerging priorities for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health in Cambodia. Held at Bakan and Sampov Meas Operational Districts, Pursat Province, Cambodia. April 29-30, 2015.
Partners in India held a National Hearing on 10th April 2015
A Citizen Hearings was held in Nepal on 30th March 2015.
Partners in Tanzania will hold a National Citizen Hearing on 26th March 2015, broadcast live from Dar es Salaam
A National Citizen Hearing was held in Nigeria on 19th March 2015.
Partners in Indonesia are holding a National Hearing on 13th March 2015 as well as 43 District level hearings.