October 2015 Newsletter

Only one week left to register for the CAN-MNCH Annual Meeting
Roadmap to Results: Charting the Path to the Hardest to Reach will bring the MNCH community together in Montreal on November 4. Join us to hear from colleagues from across Canada and the Global South, as well as from keynote HRH Princess Sarah Zeid and high-level government officials. There will be unique opportunities for networking and conversation about MNCH in the post-2015 era. The event aligns with the 22ndCanadian Conference on Global Health, also taking place in Montreal from November 5-7. Register today. See you in Montreal!

Election 2015
The results of the October 19 election mark an important juncture for our work on women’s and children’s health. In the coming days, CAN-MNCH will be reaching out to welcome all new and returning Members of Parliament, introducing them to the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the work of our Partners. We will underscore the importance of continued Canadian leadership and investment in ensuring all women and children everywhere have the opportunity to survive and thrive. To obtain an updated list with contact information for all Members of Parliament, please reach out to [email protected].

United Nations General Assembly
CAN-MNCH joined a number of Partners at the United Nations General Assembly.This was an historic moment: it marked the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also marked the launch of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. CAN-MNCH was pleased to participate in a number of side events, including an informal evening with the Government of Canada. The week was an important reminder of how far we have come and the areas of needed investment and leadership to achieve our shared objectives.

Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Survey
Partners are invited to provide input on a Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) survey hosted by MamaYe and Robert Gordon University. The purpose is to better understand issues related to MDSR/MDR implementation in countries from an implementer and stakeholder perspective, and will be used for the purpose of developing effective policy and legislation implementation. The ideal respondent to the survey is likely someone with direct experience working with MDSRs in-country. Take the survey here.

October 26: The High Price of Medicine – MSF Webcast
October 27: MILK, a film by Noemi Weis about motherhood worldwide – CBC at 9 pm ET
October 30 – November 3: Health Systems Strengthening: Improving Governance and Ensuring Equity Course – Ottawa
November 4: CAN-MNCH Annual Meeting – Montréal
November 4 – 6: Canadian Association of Midwives Conference – Montréal
November 5 – 7: Canadian Conference on Global Health – November 5 – 7, Montreal
November 9 – 12: International Conference on Family Planning – Indonesia

October 23: Senior Manager, Media and Public Relations – Plan Canada
October 27: Senior Program Officer – IDRC
October 29: Consultancy, Mali PSMNCH PIP Consultancy – Canadian Red Cross
October 30: Program Manager – Plan Canada
November 1: Call for nominations – Board member for the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
November 30: Submissions for Women Deliver Arts & Cinema Corner
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

The global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health (2016-2030)
Every woman, every child, every adolescent: achievements and prospects – iERG
Muskoka Initiative Consortium results

The unfinished agenda of women’s reproductive health – IJGO
Executive summary of the world humanitarian summit synthesis report
Launching the blueprint for the next generation – Embassy Magazine, by David Morley, UNICEF
Accelerating key health gains in Africa – Embassy Magazine, by Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Amref
Annual report – CCISD
Assessing progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals – UNDP
Measuring abortion-related mortality – Reproductive Health Journal
BMJ special supplement on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health – BMJ Medical Journal


October 15, 2015


CanWaCH Staff