Regional Workshop on Maternal and Child Health in the ECOWAS Region

Projet WAHO In-lead

Launching the First Activity of the WAHO In-lead Capacity Activity Project: Regional Workshop on Progress Monitoring, Experience Sharing in SRMNIA, and Validation of the Regional Strategy for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality in the ECOWAS Region by 2030.

Abidjan, June 20, 2024 – From June 18 to 20, 2024, a team from the West African Health Organization (WAHO), led by Dr. Yves Mongbo, in collaboration with the USAID Regional Health Office, convened at the Capitol Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. This inaugural meeting, funded by USAID, marked the first activity of the WAHO In-lead Capacity Activity Project. The main objective of this workshop was to monitor progress in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNIA) and validate the regional strategy for accelerated reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality (MMNI) in the ECOWAS region by 2030.

This workshop provided a platform to share experiences and lessons learned from ECOWAS member countries, focusing on high-impact interventions and recent recommendations in favor of SRMNIA. Participants, including delegates from 12 ECOWAS countries and technical and financial partners such as WHO and UNFPA, discussed major challenges and successes in implementing SRMNIA programs. They also validated a regional strategy aimed at strengthening coordination, improving data collection, and promoting innovative and integrated health interventions.

At the end of the workshop, Dr. Yves Mongbo expressed his gratitude to the participants and partners for their commitment and continued support. He emphasized the importance of maintaining this momentum to achieve the goals of reducing maternal and child mortality by 2030. This workshop marks the beginning of activities under the USAID-funded WAHO In-lead Capacity Activity Project, paving the way for future initiatives aimed at significantly improving the health and well-being of mothers, newborns, children, and adolescents in the ECOWAS region.




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