Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

High-Level Consultation to accelerate progress towards achieving maternal and child health MDGs 4 & 5 in South-East Asia

14-17 October 2008, Ahmadabad, India

This event, to be held 14-17 October in Ahmadabad, India, is intended to facilitate accelerated and sustained progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 for maternal and child health in the countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR). Specifically, it aims to:

  • Review progress and identify barriers to achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in SEAR countries.
  • Share evidence-based interventions and best practices on maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Agree on a multisectoral framework for accelerating and sustaining the achievement of MDGs 4 and 5 in Region.

Participants will include representatives from all 11 SEAR Member States, major partners and donors, as well as representatives of professional organizations, universities, academia; NGOs, civil society, and the news media.