Welcome to the Africa Coalition on Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (Africa MNCH Coalition)

The Africa MNCH Coalition works on a multi sectoral basis to advance improvement in policy and investment for girls, women and children’s health and development, across a diverse but connected spectrum of health and non-health issues, factors and indicators that impact on the continuum of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH).

The Top 5 Latest News & Features (Slide Show)

1. International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Africa August 1–3, 2013, Johannesburg,
2. 6th Conference of African Ministers of Health April 22-26, 2013
3. Media / Public Statement, March 7th 2013. For International Women’s Day March 8th 2013 / UN Commission on Status of Women Sitting at UN HQ NY from 4th to 15th March - on Theme of Violence Against Women
4. Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service (Afri-Dev.Info), and Africa Coalition on Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Publish 2013 integrated Scorecard on Muliti-faceted Violence Against Women Ranking Countries Across 4 indicators.
5. 50 Years of Women & Childrens Health Policies in OAU-AU

6th Conference of African Ministers of Health April 22-26, 2013

The Sixth Conference of African Union Ministers of Health (CAMH6) kicked off yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “The Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) on Development in Africa”. The theme is chosen to draw attention and elicit action to curtail the evolving disease patterns of non-communicable diseases in Africa”.  The conference will hold from 22nd  – 26th April.

 

Media / Public Statement, March 7th 2013.

For International Women’s Day March 8th 2013 / UN Commission on Status of Women Sitting at UN HQ NY from 4th to 15th March - on Theme of Violence Against Women

Headlines:

·  New Scorecard and Research By Africa Health, Human and Social Development Information Service (Afri-Dev. Info), with the Africa Coalition On Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - Shows that Institutionalized Violence Through Forced ‘Marriage’ of Under Age Girls Is Now One of the Strongest Contributing Factors to High Maternal Mortality, High HIV Prevalence Amongst Young Girls, Child Mortality, and High Adolescent Fertility.

http://www.africamnchcoalition.net/?q=multi-faceted-vaw-scorecard

Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service (Afri-Dev.Info), and Africa Coalition on Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Publish 2013 integrated Scorecard on Muliti-faceted Violence Against Women Ranking Countries Across 4 indicators.

05/03/2013

Aheah of International Women's Day on March 8th, and alongside  the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women holding on the theme of Violence Against Women at the UN Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 - the Africa Health, Human & Social Development Information Service (Afri-Dev.Info), and Africa Coalition on Maternal, Newborn & Child Health have released an innovative 2013 integrated Scorecard on Muliti-faceted Violence Against Women.

The scorecard being first ever of its kind ranks countries on 4 indicators being: (1) Forced ‘Marriage’ of Girl Children; (2/3) Wife Beating (Both Male and Female indicators), aka Domestic Violence;(4)  Female Genital Mutilation - and importantly demonstrates how violence underpins higher Maternal Mortality, Adolescent Fertility, HIV & AIDS, Child Mortality, and Mental Health.

4. 50 Years of Women & Childrens Health Policies in OAU-AU

Africa MNCH Coalition & PMNCH publish special preview on 50 years of African regional policy making on women & children’s health.

26/01/2013 

As OAU / AU 50th anniversary celebrations kick off at the January 2013 AU Summit - the Africa MNCH Coalition and PMNCH publish a special preview on 50 years of African regional policy making on women and children’s health.