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.
- The objective of the conference is to improve knowledge, alignment and accountability to accelerate action on health for women, children and adolescents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Over 24 best practices/innovations are being showcased under four theme-based pavilions – Ayushman Bharat Hub, Health System Strengthening Hub, Nutrition Hub and Adolescent and Youth Hub.