The Partnership Update - November 2008

The Partnership

Board Retreat

13-14 September 2008

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health was established in 2005. Three years into its mandate there is strong agreement among its constituency bodies that the original goals of the Partnership are still valid. A formative evaluation conducted in 2008 re-affirmed this commitment, while identifying both strengths and challenges in terms of the Partnership's structure and governance. These and related issues were discussed in depth at a facilitated Board Retreat in September 2008, which focused on changes needed to the Partnership’s aims, structures, and ways of functioning in order to enable it to fulfill its potential.