H4+ High Burden Country Initiative (HBCI)

In September 2010 the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. As part of their broader responses, the UN health agencies - “H4+” (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, World Bank, WHO) - collectively proposed to support a group of countries with some of the highest numbers of maternal and newborn mortality to strengthen evidence-based policy and its implementation.

The Alliance is working with UNFPA, UNICEF, UNWOMEN and WHO to support the assessment and planning of midwifery practices in four African francophone countries - Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali and Togo.

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