Health Care Professional Associations in selected countries in Africa and the Middle East join together to improve maternal, newborn, and child health
Report on Health Care Professional Workshop held in Amman, Jordan, December 17-20, 2010
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jennifer H. Requejo, Kadi Toure, Atf Gherissi, and Andres de Francisco
Journal: International Journal of Childbirth
Publication date: Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011
A central aim of the Health Care Professional Workshop held in Amman, Jordan, on December 17–20, was to provide a forum for better performing countries to share best practices and to provide support to countries struggling with continued high-MNC mortality and promote networking among health care professional associations (HCPAs) to ensure their participation in national health planning. The workshop, the fourth in a series (Health Care Professional Association Writing Group, 2009; Requejo et al., 2010), involved the participation of eight Arabic-speaking countries (Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Somalia/ Somaliland, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen) and was organized by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) in collaboration with the Arab Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies (AAOGS) and facilitated by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).