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Ministry of Public Health holds Respectful Maternity Care Workshop

By Pajhwok
12 Apr 2016 - 12:17
By Pajhwok
12 Apr 2016 - 12:17

Kabul, 12 April 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) held the first Respectful Maternity Care National Planning Workshop to foster a shared understanding of the problem of disrespect and abuse in maternity care.  Ministry officials engaged partners and stakeholders to mutually identify mechanisms to promote Respectful Maternity Care approaches within existing services for mothers and children.  The workshop was attended by nearly 70 participants from the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, as well as professional associations, donors, international and local non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, USAID’s HEMAYAT- Mothers and Children Thrive Afghanistan project, and other stakeholders in the field of maternal, newborn, and child health.

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