April 23, 2024

Maternity Foundation joins PMNCH, the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health

Maternity Foundation joins the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) alliance, hosted by the World Health Organization, to advocate for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health and well-being, particularly the most vulnerable.  

The alliance consists of 1,300+ partners across 10 constituency groups – from governments to civil society, to private business and donors – working together across nearly 130 countries for increased funding, improved policy development, and quality service delivery. 

“At Maternity Foundation, we are proud to join the PMNCH alliance to further elevate the maternal, newborn, and child health agenda. So far, Maternity Foundation has reached more than 400,000 midwives and other healthcare professionals worldwide through our Safe Delivery+ programme and helped ensure millions of safer births. However, the needs are far greater, and through the PMNCH alliance, we will be able to strengthen our collective efforts in improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children worldwide, “says Anna Frellsen, CEO at Maternity Foundation.  

Maternity Foundation works to ensure safer births in poor and fragile settings through innovative training programmes and digital solutions, including the Safe Delivery App. 94% of all maternal and newborn deaths happen in low-resource settings, amounting to 800 women and 6400 newborns dying every day from causes related to pregnancy or birth, but the majority can be prevented through access to quality care.  

As progress on reducing maternal mortality has stalled globally in recent years, Maternity Foundation’s engagement in the PMNCH alliance as part of the NGO constituency could not have been timelier.