20/04/2007: WCF attends the PMNCH Partner Forum, Tanzania
Women and Children First attended the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Partner Forum held in Tanzania from the 18th-20th April 2007. This was the first Partner Forum the PMNCH has held since its inception. The forum was both a high-level advocacy event and an opportunity to create consensus on the strategies and priorities for the Partnership.
Over a quarter of a million women and three million newborn babies die each year in pregnancy and childbirth or soon afterwards, the majority of them in Africa and South Asia. For every woman who dies at least twenty more suffer complications which leave them with lifelong disability and pain.
Our unique programmes are saving the lives of mothers and babies every day. We need you to help us to equip women with their most vital survival tool: knowledge.