Women Deliver 2019 Highlights Growing Potential of Cross-Sector Health Partnerships

Ian MatthewsArticle

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality in the 21st century, took place earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada. Over 8,000 attendees from more than 160 countries came together to advocate, share new knowledge and brainstorm solutions for the health, rights and well-being of girls and women.  Of the attendees, more than 1,000 were private … Read More

Ian MatthewsWomen Deliver 2019 Highlights Growing Potential of Cross-Sector Health Partnerships

Event: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

Ian MatthewsNews

On 6 July in Niamey, Niger, the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) are hosting a day-long, high-level partnership meeting in support of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) Project. This meeting will take place on the margins of the regional African Union Summit. This meeting aims to support … Read More

Ian MatthewsEvent: Second Partnership Meeting in Support of SWEDD

Insights: Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet Reflects on Merck for Mothers’ Efforts and What’s Next

Alyssa GovindanNews

We sat down with Merck for Mothers Executive Director, Dr. Mary Ann-Etiebet, to hear about the progress that has been made, why she joined the company last year, and what’s next for the global initiative. Can you give a brief explanation of Merck for Mothers and the initiative’s goals? Merck for Mothers is our company’s $500 million global initiative to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet Reflects on Merck for Mothers’ Efforts and What’s Next

Partner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

Alyssa GovindanArticle

A first-of-its-kind ‘ambulance taxi’ service ensures women in rural Tanzania get to the hospital quickly during serious labor complications. When Consolata went into labour in rural Sengerema, Tanzania, she experienced intense pain and knew something was wrong. She needed to get to the hospital quickly but her district, with a population of 500,000 people, only has a few ambulances. However, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and … Read More

Margaret ArbogastInternational Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Global Adolescent Health Conference

Margaret ArbogastEvent

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), along with Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are pleased to host the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a Generation, an international conference around timely issues and exciting solutions in adolescent health for the … Read More

Margaret ArbogastGlobal Adolescent Health Conference

International Day of the Midwife

Margaret ArbogastEvent

May 5 is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. ICM established the idea of the ‘International Day of the Midwife’ following suggestions and discussion among Midwives Associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992.  On May 5 each year we ask the world to focus on the role of midwives and midwifery. Each … Read More

Margaret ArbogastInternational Day of the Midwife

Moms + Social Good Summit

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Moms +SocialGood is a one-day event that focuses on the role that women and their families play in the world and how we support the livelihood of our children and planet. Past speakers include celebrities, UN and nonprofit leaders, medical professionals, journalists, policy and issue experts, gender activists and mother and fathers from all walks of life. The year’s event will … Read More

Margaret ArbogastMoms + Social Good Summit

Business and the Effort to Leave No One Behind

Ian MatthewsNews

By Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director West Africa, UNFPA For years too many of us striving to improve the lives of fellow Africans have picked their focus – education or health, babies or mothers – and channeled their efforts in one direction. But in 2015, politicians and development partners came together and agreed it’s time for a new approach. Our work … Read More

Ian MatthewsBusiness and the Effort to Leave No One Behind

Takeaways | Private Sector Opportunities to Support Maternal Health in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog

December 15, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GBCHealth, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), hosted a discussion on how private sector expertise, networks and resources can support continued access to maternal health care and services in emergency settings. Highlighting the Safe Birth Even Here campaign, UNFPA’s program to support pregnant women and children living in … Read More

Nisa PatelTakeaways | Private Sector Opportunities to Support Maternal Health in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings