Partners Forum 2018

The fourth Partners’ Forum, known as Partners’ Forum 2018, was held in Delhi on 12 December 2018, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the global meeting on infant and maternal health. The Government of India, in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), is hosting a two-day international conference from 12 December 2018, bringing together about 1,500 participants from across 85 countries to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
 
What
  1. The objective of the conference is to improve knowledge, alignment and accountability to accelerate action on health for women, children and adolescents.
  2. India was one of the first countries, to advocate focused attention on adolescence and implement a full-fledged health promotion and prevention programme for adolescents.
  3. India stands ready to support its fellow countries in the march to achieving their development goals through skill building and training programmes, provision of affordable medicines and vaccines, knowledge transfers and exchange programs.
  4. According to officials, the ongoing programme is the fourth in a series of global high-level multi-country, multi-stakeholder events which aimed at sustaining global momentum for issues related to health of women, children and adolescents.
  5. Over 24 best practices/innovations are being showcased under four theme-based pavilions – Ayushman Bharat HubHealth System Strengthening HubNutrition Hub and Adolescent and Youth Hub.
Flashback
  1. The Partners’ Forum is co-hosted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Partnership of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).
  2. The two-day event brings together more than 1200 participants from 85 countries in New Delhi, to deliberate on issues of health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
  3. 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.
  4. This partnership is an alliance of more than 1,000 plus members, across 10 constituencies in 92 countries: academic, research and teaching institutions; donors and foundations; health care professionals; multilateral agencies; non-governmental organizations; partner countries; global financing mechanisms and the private sector.
  5. The previous chapters were held in Johannesburg, South Africa (2014)New Delhi, India (2010) and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2007). This is the second time India is hosting the Partners’ Forum.

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