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>>Cliquez ici pour lire l'annonce en français Awards totaling nearly $600,000 to improve women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health made to civil society coalitions in nine countries.Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the Global Financing Facility (GFF), and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) are pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of funding from the Small Grants Mechanism to support civil society engagement, alignment, and coordinated action for improved women’s, children’s, and adolescents&rs

Front row (left to right): Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Chemuttaai Langat (Medtronic), Ndinda Kusu (MSH), and Nathan Mulure (Novartis) with attendees at the signing ceremony.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been on the rise in Kenya over the past decade. More than half of inpatient admissions and over 55% of hospital deaths are due to NCDs, severely compromising health care budgets.The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya is focused on accelerating progress to prevent and control NCDs and is continuously exploring strategies for mainstreaming the NCD agenda into Kenya’s broader plans toward universal health coverage (UHC).

 {Photo Credit: Warren Zelman}A mother holds her newborn at a hospital in Mwene-Ditu, Democratic Republic of the CongoPhoto Credit: Warren Zelman

By Kimberly Whipkey, Advocacy Manager, White Ribbon AllianceThis story was originally published by the White Ribbon AllianceNearly five years into the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, maternal mortality rates worldwide are still unacceptably high. Why?It’s not for a lack of technical know-how.

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