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  • Preparing for life



Achievements of Preparing for Life in its first 2 years of existence:

  • An agreed worldwide policy and action plan (International Expert Meeting, the Hague, 2010).
  • The constitution of an international scientific expert consortium representing all continents and the various fields of interest and capable of making a substantial contribution to improving maternal and child health.
  • The shaping of the Preparing for Life organization on national, regional and global level.
  • The constitution of a secretariat established in the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO in Leiden with all  necessary facilities.
  • Communication and programs with (nutrition) industry (summit in Lyon, 2011; Madrid, 2012)
  • A formal collaboration with the World Health Organization.
  • A WHO/PfL-international expertmeeting on consensus and definitions and on a packet of interventions to be integrated in existing national healthcare services (Geneve, 6 & 7 February 2012; together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others).
  • A PfL/WHO-international expertmeeting on strategy determination and implementation (Geneva, 8 February 2012).
  • A program/roadmap for (WHO-) regional policy and implementation of the outcome of the various international expert meetings paving the way for adoption of a packet of interventions in national regular primary healthcare programs.
  • The co- development of demonstration projects and pilot studies.