Parliamentary 'Action on Maternal & Newborn Health'.

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On Wednesday 26 November, in The Hague, ICM representatives Marian van Huis, Agneta Bridges, Nester Moyo and Abigail Kyei all participated in a meeting in which parliamentarians joined representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other contributors to discuss 'Action on Maternal and Newborn Health'.

Over three days, the ICM representatives and others heard speeches from the Mrs Gerdi A Verbeet, President of the Dutch House of Representatives; Ms Daisy Mafubelu, Assistant Director-General, WHO/FCH; Mr Anders B Johnsson, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union; and Ms Chantal Gill'ard, MP, The Netherlands. A briefing on 'Maternal and Newborn Health: The global and regional situation' was given by Dr Monir Islam, Director of the Making Pregnancy Safer department at WHO, and overviews of various national situations were provided by MPs from South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Parliamentarians shared their experiences from each country and identified key areas of work.

Many participants took part in site visits to organisations and...

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