Regional collaborations as a way forward for maternal, newborn and child health:the South Asian healthcare professional workshop

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Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, Vol: 28, Issue: 5, Page: 417-423

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Requejo, Jennifer H.; Toure, Kadidiatou; Bhutta, Zulfiqar Ahmed; Katz, Imtiaz; Zaidi, Shahida; de Francisco, andres
Capacity-building; Child health; Child welfare; Healthcare associations; Maternal health; Maternal welfare; Neonatal health; Regional collaboration; Workshops; Asia; South; Health Services Research; Maternal and Child Health
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This article reviews the importance of regional initiatives in the context of global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 and 5 and describes the action-oriented multi-country healthcare professional association (HCPA) workshops organized by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. The South Asian HCPA workshop served as a catalyst for strengthening the ability of HCPAs in South Asian countries to organize and coordinate their activities effectively, play a larger role in national planning, and collaborate with other key stakeholders in maternal, newborn and child health.