Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Third Orientation Workshop on "Maternal and Newborn Health Programming"

Geneva, Switzerland, from 30 June to 4 July 2008

30 June to 4 July 2008

From 30 June to 4 July, the Department of Making Pregnancy Safer (MPS) held its 3rd Orientation Workshop on Maternal and Newborn Health Programming in Geneva. 25 staff from governments, donor agencies, international organizations, research institutions, the private sector and NGOs from 16 countries participated in the workshop that is part of a series of capacity-building workshops organized on a regular basis. The one-week workshop familiarized participants with WHO guidance on interventions and related health system issues for maternal and newborn health and enhanced their skills to improve related programmes and to plan, implement and evaluate services in countries with high maternal and neonatal mortality.