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    The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health 2016-2030. Survive, Thrive, Transform.

    Every Woman, Every Child

    [New York, New York], Every Woman Every Child, 2015. [108] p.

    The ambition of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health is to end preventable deaths among all women, children and adolescents, to greatly improve their health and well-being and to bring about the transformative change needed to shape a more prosperous and sustainable future. This updated Global Strategy was developed by a wide range of national, regional and global stakeholders under the umbrella of the Every Woman Every Child movement, with strong engagement from WHO and builds upon the 2010-2015 Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. Launched by the UN Secretary-General on 26 September in New York, this updated Global Strategy, spanning the 15 years of the SDGs, provides guidance to accelerate momentum for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. It should achieve nothing less than a transformation in health and sustainable development by 2030 for all women, children and adolescents, everywhere.
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    Analysing commitments to advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. The PMNCH 2011 report.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, 2011. [60] p.

    The overall objective of this report is to present an introductory analysis of the commitments to inform discussion and action on the following topics: 1. Accomplishments of the Global Strategy and the Every Woman, Every Child effort, in terms of the commitments to date; 2. Opportunities and challenges in advancing Global Strategy commitments; 3. Stakeholders' perceptions about the added value of the Global Strategy; and 4. Next steps to strengthen advocacy, action and accountability, taking forward the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. (Excerpt)
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    Making a difference: goals for improving the health of women and children globally.

    Callister LC

    MCN. American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 2006 Jul-Aug; 31(4):271.

    Each year more than 500,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes, and 11 million children aged less than 5 years die from causes that are mostly preventable. Are you aware of the work being done worldwide to change this? Is there anything you can do to help? In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced millennium development goals for health priorities and included a focus on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Cardiovascular health, cancer, and diabetes were also targeted as health priorities, as were environmental issues such as toxins, tobacco, poor sanitation, and unsafe water supplies. Lifestyle issues such as hypertension, malnutrition, childhood obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, and substance abuse were noted to be responsible for 33% of deaths worldwide. (excerpt)
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