PMNCH is a global health partnership launched in September 2005 to accelerate efforts towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5. It is a result of a merger between the Partnership for Save Motherhood and Newborn Health (PSMNH), the Child Survival Partnership (CSP) and the Healthy Newborn Partnership (HNP). The Partnership's aim is to intensify and harmonize national, regional and global action to improve maternal, newborn and child health. The Partnership has a broad constituency that includes country partners, international donors, non-governmental organizations, professional associations and academic institutions that together will maximize the impact, investment and efficiency of work at country-level. The Partnership promotes implementation at scale of effective, evidence-based packages of interventions, which are integrated into existing systems. It links needs with resources, identifies opportunities for catalytic joint action and spotlights critical programming and resource allocation gaps.
For more information visit http://www.who.int/pmnch/en/
Sadia Afroze Chowdhury
Senior Health Specialist
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW, Washington, Dc 20433