Global Programme under way
2nd November 2006
RHSC Director John Skibiak attended the initial meeting of the Consultative Review Board (CRB) of the Global Programme at UNFPA headquarters. The teleconference included 10 participants, all of whom were members of the RHSC. Key decision points included the following:
Terms of reference (TOR) will be modified to reflect the CRB´s policy/consultative role. Technical activities included in the original TOR will be handled separately, either in-house at UNFPA or contracted externally.
Ethiopia and Cambodia were selected as Global Programme "InitialCountries". The selection was based on multiple factors: diversity of economic-social conditions; the role as focus countries for other health partnerships; commitment to reproductive health commodity security and interest in becoming Initial Countries as expressed at the RHSC Bonn meeting. The minutes of the CRB meeting are now being finalised and will soon be available through UNFPA.
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January 2007, RHSC