National advocacy for newborn interventions
MaMoni HSS supported the MOH&FW to organize these sensitization meetings in all 64 districts. The project collaborated with the Bangladesh Perinatal Society (BPS), Obstetrical & Gynecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB), Bangladesh Neonatal Forum (BNF) and Bangladesh Pediatric Association (BPA) to organize these meetings. Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program also provided support with the development and printing of materials (Policy brief, training materials etc). The opinions, suggestions and recommendations made by the participants on implementation strategies of these newborn interventions have been documented. To conduct the meetings, small groups of facilitation team were formed comprising relevant technical experts and representatives of DGHS, DGFP, BPS, OGSB, BNF, BPA and other stakeholders. Advocacy meetings were held in 7 divisions and all 64 districts with more than 3,000 participants in attendance.
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