New USAID Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Report Published
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners recently released the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Mid-Initiative Report at the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City. The report demonstrates a nearly 50 percent reduction in maternal deaths in target facilities in Uganda and Zambia in the first 2½ years of the initiative.

Global Preparedness for Pandemics Symposium Set for Oct. 28  
The 2015 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Winner Dr. Peter Piot and the Gairdner Foundation have built a one-day symposium, “Global Preparedness for Pandemics: Lessons from Ebola.” The symposium takes place on October 28 and focuses on what has been learned and what needs to be done to address future pandemics. Register or view the live webcast.

CDC Releases Report on Innovative Technologies for NCEZID
The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NCEZID Innovative Technologies, highlights the innovative work CDC scientists have accomplished over the past year, including developing better diagnostics for yellow fever, using whole genome sequencing to better solve foodborne outbreaks and developing new ways to quickly diagnose Ebola in West Africa.

PMNCH Issues Call for Applications for UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel 
The Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) is soliciting applications for vacancies on the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (Global Strategy).  Applications for members from all regions are required to be submitted no later than November 18, 2015.