The 10th Annual PMNCH Accountability Breakfast: Improving Health Equity in Africa

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

Past Event

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC)

Registration Required


Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)






UNGA Guide

Virt Africa


About this event: 

This year’s annual PMNCH Accountability Breakfast focuses on achieving greater equity for women, children and adolescents in Africa.

More than two-thirds of the world’s maternal deaths occur in the Sub-Saharan region, as well as more than half of child deaths globally. Almost one in five women in Sub-Saharan Africa face unmet needs for family planning. Now in the COVID-19 era, injustices have been further accentuated. Less than 3% of adults in Africa are fully vaccinated, and 75% of the world’s vaccination supply is held by only 10 countries – none in Africa.

The 2021 PMNCH Accountability Breakfast will focus on innovative solutions to addressing injustices and improving well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa, including through new country-led financing, policy and service delivery commitments. These include digital solutions for improved accountability and action, as well as youth-led action to demand universal health coverage and greater citizen participation in line with the seven asks of the PMNCH Call to Action on COVID-19 and the Call to Action on Adolescent Well-Being.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Helen Clark, PMNCH Board Chair and former Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health, Ghana
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS 
  • Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO AMREF Health Africa, Co-Chair PMNCH Strategic Advocacy Committee 
  • Natasha Kaoma, CEO, Copper Rose, Zambia   
  • Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, UN SG’s Global Advocate for Every Woman Every Child
  • Chrissie Kanyasho Kalamula, MP, Deputy Minister of Health, Malawi
  • Hester Nyasulu, White Ribbon Alliance Malawi
  • Bertha Ndebele, Member of Parliament, Malawi
  • Sibongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo, Deputy Minister of Health, South Africa
  • Joan van Dyk, Senior Journalist, Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
  • Levi Singh, Youth Strategy Officer, SRHR Africa Trust 
  • Elhadj As Sy, Board Chair, Kofi Annan Foundation 


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