Back 11 December 2012

First meeting of the Community of Practice for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Workers

The Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), along with UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO formally set up, through a first kick-off meeting, the establishment of a Community of Practice (CoP) on improving the situation of maternal, newborn and child health workers (MNCH). This MNCH CoP has been created as a sub-pillar of the Human resources for Health (HRH) CoP, established in 2008 by the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) mechanism.

ICM was among the participants invited to first HRH RMNCHW CoP meeting and President Frances Day-Stirk gave two presentations: one on the ICM Education standards and competencies and one on the Regulation standards. Other Workshop participants were African research institutions, policy makers and the Muskoka Initiative countries, parliamentarians, UN agencies involved in the Muskoka Initiative, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international research institutions, professional associations, NGOs involved in RMNCH services, and sub-regional organizations in Africa.

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