Health care professionals (HCPs) and their role in achieving MDGs 4 & 5: Multi-country workshops


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Regional Collaborations as a Way Forward for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: The South Asian Healthcare Professional Workshop. J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2010 Oct;28(5)

By Jennifer H. Requejo, Kadidiatou Toure, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Imtiaz Katz,Shahida Zaidi, and Andres de Francisco.

This article reviews the importance of regional initiatives in the context of global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 and 5 and describes the action-oriented multi-country healthcare professional association (HCPA) workshops organized by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. The South Asian HCPA workshop served as a catalyst for strengthening the ability of HCPAs in South Asian countries to organize and coordinate their activities effectively, play a larger role in national planning, and collaborate with other key stakeholders in maternal, newborn and child health.


Delivering services and influencing policy: Health care professionals join forces to improve maternal, newborn, and child health1. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

1The Health Care Professional Association Writing Group: André B. Lalonde. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), 780 promenade Echo Drive Ottawa, Canada ON K1S 5R7. Tel.: +1800 561 2416, +1613, 730 4192; fax: +1 613 730 4314. E-mail address: alalonde@sogc.com.

Members listed in alphabetical order: Zulfiqar Bhutta, International Pediatric Association; Agneta Bridges, International Confederation of Midwives; Flavia Bustreo, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Andre Lalonde, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Bridget Lynch, International Confederation of Midwives; Pius Okong, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Jennifer Harris Requejo, partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Jane Schaller, International Pediatric Association; Kadi Toure, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

This article reviews the major activities of health care professional organizations (HCPAs), and emphasizes the role they can play in advocating for women and children and influencing maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programs and policies. The ICM/FIGO joint effort to prevent postpartum hemorrhage and the 40-year partnership between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) are highlighted as examples of how and why HCPAs should assume a leadership role in advocacy work. The action-oriented multicountry HCPA workshops organized by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) and the international HCPAs are also described. These capacity building workshops are aimed at strengthening the ability of HCPAs to organize, coordinate activities, and become more involved in program and policy development. © 2009 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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

Jennifer H. Requejo, Kadi Toure, Atf Gherissi, and Andres de Francisco. International Journal of Childbirth, 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).

Literature Review on Human Resources for Health Interventions to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Countries

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