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MMI Network joins Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

MMI Network joins Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Basel, 3 July 2012. The Medicus Mundi International Network becomes a member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), a WHO led global health partnership that "joins the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health communities into an alliance of more than 450 members to ensure that all women, infants and children not only remain healthy, but thrive."

At the MMI Network meeting in Brescia, Stefan Germann, representative of the NGO constituency in the PMNCH Board, very much encouraged the Network and its members to join the Partnership ("Advocacy for maternal, newborn and child health: the role and agenda of civil society", presentation as pdf). Based on a report by the secretariat, the MMI Board agreed to follow this advice. Today the MMI application for membership was accepted by the PMNCH secretariat.

The PMNCH Strategic Framework 2012-2015 defines the Partnership's mission as: "Supporting Partners to align their strategic directions and catalyse collective action to achieve universal access to comprehensive, high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care." The Partnership’s work in this period will be focused through three strategic objectives, which reflect the Partnership’s value proposition and provide the framework for developing individual outputs and activities:

  • Broker knowledge and innovation for action, leading to increased access to, and use of, knowledge and innovations to enhance policy, service delivery and fi nancing mechanisms.
  • Advocate for mobilizing and aligning resources and for greater engagement, leading to additional resource commitments for RMNCH, visibility of women’s and children’s health issues in relevant forums, and consensus on evidence-based policy development and implementation.
  • Promote accountability for resources and results, leading to better information to monitor RMNCH results, as well as better and more systematic tracking of how resource commitments are actually allocated.

PMNCH website:
MMI thematic guide: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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