Health care professional associations and their role in achieving MDGs 4 and 5: Report of the Regional Workshop, Burkina Faso, May 2008
Publisher/Organizer: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Publication date: 2008
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Health Care Professional Associations (HCPAs) are capable of playing an effective role alongside public services in the effort to achieve health development goals. Within the specific context of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), HCPAs may help to achieve Millennium Development Goals Four and Five. In order to explore how they may contribute, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has decided to hold workshops to provide HCPAs with an opportunity to meet and define a common approach and to determine specific means by which they may effectively contribute to national policies and programmes on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). Following an initial workshop in Blantyre (Malawi), a second one was held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). This report summarizes the activities of the Ouagadougou workshop, which was held from 26 to 29 March 2008.