After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, PPD Program Office in China, the China Training Center (CTC) for Reproductive Health and Family Care, resumed its South-South Cooperation (SSC) Capacity Development Training Programs online for the Senior Government Officials from the PPD Member Countries and other Developing Countries. Organized by CTC in its own campus in Taicang, the SSC Capacity Program is being sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and the National Health Commission (NHC) of the Government of China.
The two-week long online Course on Better Maternal and Child Healthcare for Developing Countries was inaugurated on 18 May 2021 at the CTC Campus in Taicang, China. Presided by CTC Director Ms. Zhu Ying, the Inaugural Ceremony was addressed among others by the senior official from National Health Commission (NHC), Deputy Mayor of Taicang Municipal Government and a senior official from the Ministry of Health of Mozambique representing the participants. The duration of the Online Capacity Building Training Course is from 18 to 31 May 2021.
This is the first time that CTC is conducting its SSC Capacity Building Training Program online for the developing countries ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 last year. A total number of 26 government officials and medical professionals working in the field of maternal and child health from 5 developing countries namely Kenya, Mongolia, Mozambique, Sudan and Uruguay participating in the SSC Capacity Building Training Program.
Focusing on the theme of better maternal and child health during COVID-19, the Training Course will deliberate on the subjects such as MCH Care provision under COVID-19, clinical health care service for the newborns, health education and publicity on MCH, management of MCH service institutions, and SSC for maternal and child health in Post COVID-19 Era. Senior scholars and experts from Chinese academic institutions, hospitals and government departments will make enlightening discourses, while the participants will also share their own experiences on MCH in COVID-19 in the Online Training Course.
More SSC training workshops on population and development and reproductive health will be conducted by CTC during the rest of 2021.