Back 23 September 2014

United Nations General Assembly

ICM is attending the United Nations General Assembly with its many important side events on the improvement of maternal, newborn and child health with a delegation of four. ICM President, Frances Day-Stirk, ICM Chief Executive, Frances Ganges, ICM Board Members Ingela Wiklund and Sandra Oyarzo Torres are in New York during this important week from 22-25 September 2014. Together with ICM's Global Goodwill Ambassador Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, they attended the Summit of African First Ladies. 

Many partner organizations have organized activities, act as key note speakers, or launched a report. In a new report released on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition calls for a systematic approach to assessing the extent of Community Health Workers (CHW) workforce and its impact on health. To enhance the quality and availability of data for decision-making, the report also calls for the creation of guidelines for a minimum data set of information on CHWs and exploring the use of national registries to capture and integrate data into national human resources information systems.  The 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery report found that, in 79% of countries surveyed, midwives supervised CHWs concerning sexual, reproductive, maternal, and newborn health, suggesting that countries often informally integrate CHWs into the health system. Read the full report here


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