Benin national accountability workshop: a country roadmap to improve health of women and children
21 March 2012 | Cotonou, Benin - Nearly 60 experts from the Ministries of Health, Economy and Finance, Decentralization, Planning, Civil Society, from the Parliament as well as international partners from WHO, UNFPA, and UNAIDS took part in the national accountability workshop that took place on 20-21 March in Cotonou, Benin. The aim of the workshop was to finalize and validate the draft country roadmaps.
Draft country accountability roadmaps for the health sector as well as for the health of women and children were developed as a result of the regional workshop that was held in Bamako, Mali on 14-16 November 2011. The regional workshop identified key elements of accountability and produced the first draft accountability roadmaps related to women’s and children’s health for five francophone West African countries of the Strategic Workplan: Benin, Senegal, Mali, Niger and Togo.
Prof Dorothée Akoko KINDE GAZARD, Togo’s Minister of Health, confirmed the government’s commitment to implement the country roadmap for women’s and children’s health. The workshop is part of the technical plan jointly managed by the WHO experts at country (Benin), regional (AFRO) and global level (WHO HQ, Geneva).