PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Partners’ Forum 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the fourth Partners’ Forum in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The objective of the conference is to improve knowledge, alignment and accountability to accelerate action on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.

The Government of India, in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), is hosting a two-day international conference on 12 and 13 December 2018, bringing together about 1500 participants from across 85 countries to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.

The Partners’ Forum is a global health partnership launched in September 2005 to accelerate efforts to reduce child and maternal mortality, improve adolescent, child, newborn and maternal health. 

This is the second time India is hosting the Partners’ Forum.  Earlier it was held in Tanzania in 2007, India in 2010 and South Africa in 2014.

The programme has been framed around the objectives of the Global Strategy of Survive – Thrive – Transform. The programme will include four high-level plenaries that will focus on political leadership, multi-sectoral action, accountability and power of partnership. 

The forum will also present and explore the findings of the 12 Success Factors case studies that showcase how countries are collaborating across sectors to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.