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Adapting to Change Learning Program

WHO Publication: Safe Motherhood Newsletter (source)

The Adapting to Change learning program on population, reproductive health and health sector reform is an intensive, three week training course offered by the World Bank Institute. Organized annually in Washington DC, USA, the course is aimed at the following groups: public and private sector professionals involved in financing, planning, and implementing reproductive health planning services; staff in population/reproductive health and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the World Bank, and other donor agencies. The principal objective of the program is to improve reproductive health outcomes in line with the goals expressed at the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994. The course sets out to reinforce the skills and capacity of key actors to make their population and reproductive health programs more efficient, equitable and financially sustainable.

The first annual Adapting to Change global core course on population, reproductive health and health sector reform took place in Washington DC, in 1999. Since then, the course has been expanded and now offers teaching through distance learning.

In conjunction with the Adapting to Change course, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter is also available. This newsletter can be accessed free of charge along with training materials for the course from the Internet web site. The Adapting to Change courses are planned in the coming months in the Latin America and Caribbean regions as well as in the English - speaking African region.

For further information about the course and of forthcoming developments, please visit:

Those without Internet access can contact:
Ms. Laurence Sage,
Admissions Officer, World Bank Institute at Human Development Group
World Bank Institute
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW MSN J2-200
Washington DC 20433
Tel: +1 (202) 473-6466
Fax: +1 (202) 676-0961
E-mail: isage@worldbank.org

Editor's Note: The whole subject of Safe Motherhood is back at the top of the global health agenda! In December 2000, 149 heads of state and or government and 189 Member States jointly endorsed the Millennium Declaration, thereby committing themselves to achieving, by 2015, ambitious goals including reducing poverty, hunger and disease. These goals are known collectively as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and they will serve as a basis for recording progress in development for the next 15 years.

We wish you an enjoyable and useful read.

Published: 7 December 2009

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