November 2015 Newsletter

Read Our Newly Released 2014-2015 Annual Report
The Annual Report from the last year is now available. Read the report here.  
Resources from the CAN-MNCH Annual Meeting
The 2015 Annual Meeting in Montreal was a success, bringing together experts from across the country and our partners in the global south to engage in dialogue about MNCH. You can now access the presentations from our speakers. We also invite you to share feedback on the annual meeting via the online survey.  You can inform Johns Hopkins University about Canada’s accountability initiative in their survey.
Listen Before We Speak: Revealing Research into the Canadian Public and MNCH – December 3
Given the positive response at our annual meeting, join us to take a deeper look at CAN-MNCH research, executed by National PR and Ispos. Paula Roberts, CEO of HALO Brand Leadership, and Irene Whittaker-Cumming, Communications Officer at CAN-MNCH, will reveal new research findings and shine a spotlight on Canadians’ current understanding of – and attitudes towards – maternal, newborn and child health. To RSVP or to request a video of the presentation, register for free at this link by November 26.
Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Mandate Letter
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released last week the mandate letter for the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. CAN-MNCH is pleased to see a strong commitment to advancing women and children’s health, and looks forward to engaging with the government moving forward. You can read the letter in full here.
The Road Ahead: Princess Sarah Zeid’s Keynote Speech 
Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan shared an impassioned keynote speech at our Annual Meeting, moving the delegates with her deep insights into mothers and children in humanitarian crises. Read the speech on our blog.
Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research – Vancouver – November 14-18, 2016
CSIH and Health Systems Global are hosting the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research next year in Vancouver, on the theme of Building resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world. Network Partners are invited to save the date, and to respond to the call for abstracts by January 24, 2016 for organized sessions, and March 20, 2016 for individual abstracts. Read more here

November 20: The Global Goals: Is Canada up the Challenge? – Universal Children’s Day Panel Discussion hosted by RESULTS Canada and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs – Ottawa
November 20: Universal Children’s Day
November 20 – 21: Inter Ministerial Conference on Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent: A South to South Perspective – Dhaka, Bangladesh
November 24: Canadian Launch of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report – Toronto
November 30 – December 11: Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) – Paris, France
December 1: World AIDS Day
December 10: Human Rights Day

November 20: Digital Communication Officer – Save the Children Canada
November 20: Guidelines for Integration Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action Survey
November 22: Policy Officer – Canadian Council for International Cooperation
November 23: New Business Development Officer – Dignitas International
November 30: Submissions for Women Deliver Arts & Cinema Corner
December 1: Scientific Associate – Grand Challenges Canada
December 4: International Programs Manager, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health – effect:hope
Until Filled: Health Impact Analytics Intern – Grand Challenges Canada
Until Filled: Emergency Response Unit, Various Roles – Canadian Red Cross
Ongoing: Call for Exhibitors for Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference – Copenhagen, Denmark
Ongoing: Senior Program Officer, West Africa – WUSC
Ongoing: Gender Expert, Rapid Response Team – CARE Canada


Trends in maternal mortality: 1990-2015 – WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division

Minister of International Development and La Francophonie mandate letter

Co-chairs’ summary of the Global Consultation – World Humanitarian Summit

A decade of tracking progress for maternal, newborn and child survival: the 2015 report – Countdown to 2015

Paying for results: innovative verification internship trains “PBF Rangers” in Nigeria – World Bank (video)

The effect of primary midwife-led care on women’s experience of childbirth: results from the COSMOS randomised controlled trial – BJOG

Facility-based active management of the third stage of labour: assessment of quality in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa – WHO

Our lessons and messages for the future, 2011-2015 – iERG

Ebola RNA persistence in semen of Ebola virus disease survivors – New England Journal of Medicine

What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices – Global Health: Science and Practice Journal


November 15, 2015


CanWaCH Staff