'Making it Happen' - 13 to 15 March 2012
A 3-day workshop was organised by LSTM to disseminate results and lessons learnt from the Making it Happen Programme - Phase 1 (MiH-1) which aims to strengthen the capacity of health care providers to increase the availability and quality of Essential (or Emergency) Obstetric Care (EOC) and early newborn care (NC).
The final day was used by delegates to discuss, by country, the existing proposals for expansion and scale up in MiH-1 countries and the start-up of MiH in new countries. All country stakeholder groups discussed which of the four intervention packages would be applicable in their specific country settings, the preferred model of implementation, adaptation of the M and E framework used in MiH-1, operational research questions, coordination, governance and management of MiH in in-country.
Six months have passed (Sep 2012) since this workshop ended with fanfare of a gala dinner with the UK Health Minister in attendance at the glamorous Town Hall in Liverpool. Since then most of the delegates from Pakistan have been ignored and LSTM has supposedly gone ahead to implement its plan that was probably already conceived before the 3-day workshop was held, through its pre-identified 'Partner'. We pray that better outcomes are accomplished with So Much Money from the UK Tax Payers than in the past - download*
Thus we reaffirm Our Principles and must work harder to find
* - Are community midwives competent to practise? After millions of Pounds invested in their training by DFID.
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