Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Fourth orientation workshop on maternal and newborn health programming

1 to 5 December 2008

The WHO Department of Making Pregnancy Safer (MPS) hold its Fourth Orientation Workshop on Maternal and Newborn Health Programming in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1 to 5 December 2008. The Workshop is part of a series of capacity-building workshops organized by MPS on a regular basis.

18 staff from governments, donor agencies, international organizations, research institutions, the private sector and NGOs who are involved in maternal and newborn health issues participated in the one-week-course. The workshop focused on refining the participants' skills needed to more effectively design solutions for improving MNH programmes and on the planning, implementation and evaluation of MNH services in countries with high maternal and neonatal mortality.