Training to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Eight African Countries
Project supported by China’s South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund
In December 2019, UNICEF and the Government of China signed an agreement on the implementation of maternal newborn and child health projects in eight countries in Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The projects were launched with support from China’s South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF) with the objective to improve equitable access to high-impact health services for pregnant women, newborns and children.
One of the main components under the framework of the eight MNCH projects is sharing policies, best practices and experiences from MNCH programmes in China to facilitate learning among China and the eight countries to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals for women and children.
The International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center (IHECC) of the National Health Commission (NHC) of China is the main project partner to conduct the expert exchanges and technical assistance. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person training was converted to an online self-paced learning with live and moderated interactive sessions.
The brochure provides an overview of the training programme, and summarizes its best practices, lessons learned as well as suggestions on the way forward.