Human Resources for Maternal Survival: Task-shifting to Non-Physician Clinicians, Addis Ababa, 29 June-2 July 2009

Task shifting meeting, Addis Ababa, 29 June - 2 July 2009

The first African Regional Meeting on "Human Resources for Maternal Survival: Task-shifting to Non-Physician Clinicians" will take place in Addis Ababa from 29 June - 2 July 2009.

It aims at consolidating existing evidence and bring new evidence on the use of Non-Physician Clinicians (NPCs) and move towards specific implementation steps to scale up NPCs as part of a team of health professionals necessary to expand Emergency Obstetric Care and meet MDG 5.

The meeting is being organized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health & Ministry of Education, the United Nations Population Fund and Columbia University (USA).

Alongside the Ethiopian Minister of Health, Dr Mubashar Sheikh, the Executive Director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance, is participating in a panel discussion with representatives of donors, professional associations, UN agencies, NGOs and advocacy groups on mobilizing technical, financial and political support for action on enhancing maternal and newborn survival. Dr Sheikh will also be involved in the ministerial conference being attended by health ministers, deputy health ministers and permanent secretaries of 30 African countries.

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