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Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Breastfeeding and Nutrition Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Interim Director November 22, 2005 15 th Anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration, Florence, Italy. What is The Partnership? . New global health partnership merger of 3 existing partnerships

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Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Breastfeeding and NutritionPetra ten Hoope-Bender, Interim DirectorNovember 22, 200515th Anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration, Florence, Italy

What is The Partnership?

  • New global health partnership

    • merger of 3 existing partnerships

    • Launch in September 2005

    • with a focus on people

    • to coordinate efforts toward achieving MDGs 4 and 5

"This is a major effort, and no one agency can do it alone. Commitment and partnership are essential.”

Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA

Who is The Partnership?

  • Partner countries

  • International organizations

  • Non-governmental organizations

  • Bilateral and other donors & foundations

  • Health professional organizations

  • Academic & research institutions

"We affirm our commitment and renew our resolve to work together for this noble cause of our sisters' and our children's life." Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Honourable Chairperson National Advisory Council

What does The Partnership do?

  • Support country-led efforts in accelerating universal coverage of essential interventions

  • Advocate for increased political & financial resources and commitment for MNCH

  • Promote the development & adoption of evidence-based, cost-effective interventions

  • Measure & evaluate progress on agreed outcomes

"To accelerate progress, we need to integrate our efforts at the global, national and community level."

Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF

What can The Partnership bring?

  • Greater visibility of MNCH

  • Truly country-led efforts

  • Increased commitment to increasing access to services and primary health care

  • Shared and agreed goals

  • Reduced competition and duplication

  • More efficient use of new and existing resources

What are the guiding principles?

How will the Partnership to this?

  • Continuum of care:

    • Life cycle

      • maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, young adult

      • nutrition, mental health, communic. diseases…

    • Family circle – men, women, children

    • Health system – household to hospital

    • Global Health Landscape – GFATM, GAVI, Stop TB…

"It is clear that the MDGs simply cannot be achieved unless the different stakeholders join together at global &, even more importantly, at country level." Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Deputy Executive Director, BRAC

Including breastfeeding and nutrition

  • Fundamental & cross-cutting issue in MNCH

  • Interest of many agencies – donors, health care professionals, NGOs

  • MDG 1, linked to 4 and 5, but cross linkages with all MDGs

  • Nutrition in the widest sense of the word, but also focused approaches for breastfeeding, newborn and child nutrition, maternal/family nutrition

Country-Driven, Community-Led

To intensify and harmonize national, regional, and global action to improve maternal, newborn & child health.Website: www.pmnch.orgEmail: [email protected]: +41 22 791 4914


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