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The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) intends to bring together 1,200 partners dedicated to the “Every Woman Every Child” movement and the achievement of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy). The Forum will be held on 12th and 13th December 2018, in New Delhi, India. The 2018 Partners’ Forum, hosted by the Government of India will focus on improving multisectoral action for sharing country solutions, results and capturing the best practices and knowledge among health and related sectors. The Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, will deliver the keynote address along with the Chair of the Forum, the former President of Chile Dr Michelle Bachelet.
CARE India and partners are supporting PMNCH Forum by coordinating two major pre-Forum side events – India Day and a session on Quality, Equity and Dignity (QED) in MNCH Services. The Quality, Equity and Dignity in MNCH session intends to address issues related to QED from the health seekers’ point of view and explore possible approaches to tackle the barriers of poor quality of health services, disrespect, inequities and disparities. CARE India and partners are also developing case studies and recommendations, which will be compiled and shared with for adaption and implementation across contexts. The India Day event is intended to cover issues related to the achievements and learnings in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) around broad thematic pillars of community-based interventions, services and systems and enablers including data, technology and cross-cutting interventions. It recognizes that given the ambitious and comprehensive agenda of RMNCH+A, diverse entities from the Government, civil society, development partners have collectivized to achieve common goals. The contributions of different stakeholders will be highlighted through different sessions.
The 2018 Partners’ Forum is a platform that will help bring local partners, projects and solutions that are impactful and sustainable to a global audience. CARE India is playing a substantial role in making this a success.