In line with Thematic Area 3 on “Maternal, New-born and Child Health and Nutrition” of the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action (OIC-SHPA), the 2nd OIC RMNCH Network Expert Group Meeting was held in Amman, Jordan on 16-17 August 2016. The aim of the meeting was to review the RMNCH component of the OIC SHPA (2014-2023) in the light of the 2030 SDGs agenda and present a road map for the way forward.
In this regard, the workshop represented an opportunity for the experts in the field of reproductive, maternal and child health from OIC Member States to discuss the RMNCH component of the OIC-SHPA and identify how it could be best aligned with the 2030 SDGs indicators. Additionally, the meeting presented a platform for sharing success stories, best practices, and evidence based advocacy tools as well as establishing a shared understanding of the way forward.
The OIC Network on Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child Health (OIC RMNCH Network) is a joint initiative among OIC, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office and SESRIC established and launched in December 2015 in Ankara. The network is composed of interdisciplinary experts from OIC Regions who engage in collective efforts to generate, share and use knowledge for the achievement of the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023 (OIC SHPA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Network serves as a repository of innovative ideas, problem solving and best practices as well as a platform for disseminating knowledge to OIC Countries.