The fourth edition of Global Partners’ Forum will be held on 12 and 13 December, 2018 in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two-day event that will be attended by several heads of state and ministers.

The forum will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH).

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It will bring together 1,200 partners from over 100 countries dedicated to the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement and to the achievement of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy).

The focus of the forum will be to share stories of how countries are successfully collaborating across sectors and stakeholders to fast-track improvements in health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.

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The success story chosen from India is Mission Indradhanush, collaboration between the Health & Family Welfare and 11 other ministries to increase immunisation coverage among children and pregnant women to 90 per cent by 2020.

India is hosting this forum for the second time after 2010. The previous chapters of the forum have been held in Johannesburg (2014) and Delhi (2010) and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2007).