Membership meeting rescheduled for 20-22 March 2018, Brussels

4th December 2017

The 18th RHSC General Membership Meeting, originally planned for Dakar, has been rescheduled for 20-22 March 2018 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. Entitled “Pour Elle” (For Her), the meeting will showcase the accomplishments of partners from across the world in meeting the RH needs of women, with a special focus on accomplishments in Francophone Africa.

Keeping the Spirit of Dakar

As you know, unexpected circumstances led to the postponement of the meeting, planned to take place in Dakar in October. The original decision to meet in West Africa was strategic and intentional – planned especially to reflect our deep commitment to the region. This commitment remains undiminished. Francophone Africa and its priorities remain a key focus of the meeting’s agenda, and we encourage a strong regional participation from our members.

Why Brussels?

Brussels is the headquarters of the Coalition’s Secretariat, allowing our team to prepare for the upcoming meeting expediently, and at short notice. Brussels is at a confluence of voices in healthcare, rights, and financing for development. A city with a strong francophone infrastructure, Brussels also affords a network of logistical and linguistic resources, invaluable in our expedited meeting planning process.

A two-stage registration process

For administrative purposes, the registration process for the Brussels meeting is completely separate to that of the Dakar meeting. Even if you registered to attend the Dakar meeting, you will need to register again to attend the conference in Brussels. Members who registered successfully for the Dakar meeting will receive a first opportunity to submit their registrations for the Brussels meeting in March. We will be in touch with them very soon with an invitation to register. A general call for registration will go out to all our members two weeks later. We are currently working on a registration process with specific requirements unique to the Brussels meeting.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact our conference organizer, AIM International, at For any other questions regarding the meeting, please send a message to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Category: Eighteenth Meeting, Brussels 2018

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