Table 2

Countries represented in the workshop, venues and type of participants

Nairobi, Kenya, from 25 to 27 January 2011
Countries represented from AFRO*: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
Total participants: 108
Participating country government representatives34
International agencies (WHO and Unicef)41
Bilateral agencies (USAID, MCHIP)11
Donor agencies (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI – The Vaccine Alliance)4
NGOs (eg, AMREF, CHAI, PATH, Red Cross, World Vision, World Friends Kenya etc.)15
Academic institutions (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)1
M'bour, Senegal from 24 to 27 May 2011
Countries represented from AFRO*: Chad, Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Niger and Senegal
Total participants: 72
Participating country government representatives28
International agencies (WHO and Unicef)31
Bilateral agencies (USAID, MCHIP, BASICS Malawi)8
NGOs (MSH, Organisation Ouest Africaine de la Santé, PATH and World Vision)4
Academic institutions (Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar)1
Dhaka, Bangladesh from 27 to 29 September 2011
Countries represented from SEARO†: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste
Total participants: 95
Participating country government representatives29
International agencies (WHO and Unicef)36
Bilateral agencies (USAID, MCHIP, MCH STAR and NIPI)10
Donor agencies (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)2
NGOs (Save the Children and Swaasthya)3
Academic institutions (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Aga Khan University)2
Healthcare representatives (both public and private healthcare)6
Professional associations1
WHO Collaborating Centre representatives3
Kigali, Rwanda from 25 to 28 October 2011
Countries represented from AFRO*: Angola, Burundi, Cameroun, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Madagascar, Rwanda and Togo
Total participants: 63
Participating country government representatives33
International agencies (WHO and Unicef)26
Bilateral agencies (USAID and MCHIP)2
Donor agencies (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)1
NGOs (World Vision)1
Khartoum, Sudan from 11 to 13 November 2011
Countries represented from EMRO‡: Somalia and Sudan
Total participants: 75
Participating government representatives46
International agencies (WHO and Unicef)24
Academic institutions (eg, Benadir University)3
NGOs (Plan Sudan, Save the Children)2
  • *AFRO: WHO Africa regional office.

  • †SEARO: WHO South East Asia regional office.

  • ‡EMRO: WHO Eastern Mediterranean regional office.

  • MCHIP, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme; NGO, non-governmental organisation; USAID, USA Agency for International Development.