Purpose of the Technical Consultation
The Technical Consultation will focus on galvanizing the support of the medical professional and paramedical personnel at the highest policy level towards the abandonment of FGM/C. Thus the result of the Consultation would be clear strategies to support health professionals and to enforce a medical code of ethics on the medicalization of FGM/C, including re-infibulation.
Participating countries: Egypt, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Yemen
Representatives of national policy makers from the ministry of health and other involved ministries in the countries mentioned above (2-4 from each country)
Tentative content of programme
Country reports on national trends, policies, tools/consensus documents/guidelines to end medicalization)
Group work on a Global Strategy to include the following
Consensus building and finalization of the Strategy Document to end medicalization
One-day national Kenya programme on 23 July 2009
The international meeting will be followed by a one-day national meeting on national implementation of the strategy. Proposed number of Kenyan participants in this meeting is 15.