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WHEN: Monday 30 June - Tuesday 1 July 2014; WHERE: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

PMNCH Partners’ Forum 2014 – Media Centre

The 2014 PMNCH Partners' Forum will convene leading global health professionals, policy makers, business leaders and advocates in Johannesburg, South Africa from 30 June to 1 July. Participants will highlight key research, issue recommendations, and help shape commitments from global donors to ensure progress toward, and beyond, the endpoint of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. Media can register for the conference here

Who: 800 participants from around the world, including leading representatives from government, NGOs, academia, the private sector and international organisations.

What: A two-day meeting of partners in maternal, newborn and child health, featuring high-level speakers such as Margaret Chan (WHO Director-General), Graça Machel (former First Lady of South Africa and PMNCH Board Chair), HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu (Minister of Health of Nigeria), Jeffrey Sachs (UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the MDGs) and many more. A number of high-profile reports on women and children’s health, including the Countdown to 2015 Report and the Every Newborn Action Plan, will be launched at the event.

When: Monday 30 June – Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Where: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Why: While significant progress has been made in recent decades, hundreds of thousands of women still die in childbirth, and nearly 3 million babies do not survive their first month of life. To accelerate progress, we must ensure that women and children remain central in the post-2015 development agenda.

Media Participation
Media may register to attend the event (either in-person or virtually) here. All international media interested in attending must register online in advance.

Participating media will have access to:

In-Person Participation:
• Informative plenaries and satellite sessions attended by high-profile figures
• Daily press conference featuring key speakers and VIPs
• Issue-focused press briefings offering insights into the day’s themes
• One-on-one interview opportunities with high-level speakers (see below for more information)
• A Press Centre with staff to field interview requests, answer queries, and provide other on-site assistance as needed
• Free Internet access at the conference venue
• Networking opportunities during the conference and at the reception banquet.

Virtual Participation:
• Informative plenary sessions webcast live
• Background information, media advisories and other press materials
• One-on-one phone interview opportunities with high-level speakers (see below for more information)
• Social media opportunities, including opportunities to join the conversation on

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Additional Information

Check-In Information
Accredited journalists must bring a letter from their editor, a hardcopy of their online registration form and an official Letter of Invitation (sent after you completed your registration) to check in on-site. Journalists without these documents cannot be guaranteed access to the Forum.

All media must check in in person. You cannot send someone else to check in on your behalf.

On-site media check-in will be open at the Sandton Convention Centre from 8am – 6pm on 29 June and from 8am – 4pm on 30 June.

For additional information on requirements or the criteria for the letter from your editor, please email us at

Interview Requests
The media team is available to assist you in reaching out to conference spokespeople to arrange interviews. If you are interested in scheduling one-on-one interviews, please contact

Visa Requirements
There are no special visa requirements relating specifically to journalists. However, there are certain requirements for those attending conferences in South Africa. For visa information for media attending the conference, please click here.

Members of the press will require an official Letter of Invitation to the conference to apply for a visa, and will receive one once they have been accredited. If you do not receive your letter within 5 business days of submitting your online registration form, please email us at

Contact Information
Aimee de la Houssaye
Phone: +1 646 862 1811

Online Press Room

Please visit the following pages for more information:
Watch the live webcast here.

To learn more about the issues that will be discussed at the Forum or to interview a Forum speaker, please contact