On September 26, 2015, COINN as the organization committing to improving health for newborns and their families, represented neonatal nurses at the United Nations Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) High Level Event in New York City, New York, USA. On that day, the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030): Survive, Thrive and Transform was launched.
During the meeting, heads of the states, ministers of health, multi-state organizations pledged to invest over $25 billion, monetary and in-kind contributions, to the health of mothers and children. The objectives and targets of the Global Strategy are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were endorsed last week as well. The Global Strategy delineates future actions for improvement of health and well-being of women, children and adolescents; this is a road map for achieving one of the main human rights for the these most vulnerable populations – a right to be healthy. In this document, the first Objective is Survive.
By 2030, newborn mortality in every country should be reduced to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live birth which is also the SDG #3. But, every survivor also needs to Thrive, the second objective of the global work. Only then, with healthier people, the world can be transformed into a better place. We have a lot to do, nurses! Join COINN, feel yourself a change maker, bring your ideas, share your experiences and help those who are in need. Infants need your voice.