Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: 2013 Update

With fewer than 1,000 days remaining until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: 2013 update report provides urgently-needed evidence about country progress –and challenges preventing progress – in scaling up the health interventions that work to save women’s and children’s lives. The report can be accessed online here, and downloadable here.

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Is family planning still an international development priority?

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), at least 200 million women want to use safe and effective family planning methods, but are unable to do so because they lack access to information and services or the support of their husbands and communities. It is also known that a quarter of women who become pregnant each year have abortions but many of these are done in secret and are performed under unsafe conditions. Even though it is an economically sound investment, family planning has been losing ground as an [...]


Women Deliver registration is still open!

The global advocacy organization Women Deliver will be hosting its third global conference, Women Deliver 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (28-30 May 2013). The conference aims to convene 5,000 attendees from around the world to discuss the post-2015 development agenda for girls and women. If you are interested, you can still register at www.WD2013.org