Human Resources for Health Community of Practice for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Workers

11-13 December 2012, Yaoundé, Cameroon

The Global Health Workforce Alliance (The Alliance) along with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA,) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World health Organization (WHO) will jointly support the establishment of a community of Practice (CoP), whose activities will focus on improving the situation of maternal, newborn and child health workers (MNCH). This MNCH CoP will be created as a sub-pillar of the Human resources for Health (HRH) CoP, established in 2008 by the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) mechanism.

The main objectives of the MNCH CoP will be to chalk out an action plan for this group and share research a of recent MNCH studies. More specifically, the MNCH CoP will share the results of the study of the midwifery care practices initiated within the framework of the High Burden Country Initiative (HBCI).