Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

PMNCH constituency

Donor and foundation

Focal point

Ms Helga Fogstad


Coordinator of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health PMNCH Board member

Health focus

  • Health systems strengthening
  • Maternal/reproductive health
  • Newborn health
  • Child health

Priority action area(s)

  • N/A

Mission statement

NORAD aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination of the results of Norwegian development cooperation, jointly with partners in Norway, developing countries and the international community; it ensures that the goals of Norway's development policy are achieved by providing advice and support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign service missions; it administers the agency's grant schemes so that development assistance provided through Norwegian and international partners contributes effectively to poverty reduction.

Additional information

  • PMNCH Board Member for Government of Norway
  • Co-lead partner on PMNCH’s PA5: Advocacy
  • Co-lead on UNSG’s Global Strategy for Healthy Women and Healthy Children
  • Co-lead on Policy and Health System Working Group, Countdown 2010 – Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival
  • Member on Countdown 2010 MNCS Steering Committee
  • Member on Global Campaign for Health MDGs report writing team


Organization e-mail: 

Full address:

Ruseløkkveien 26, 0251 Oslo 
  Postal address: Pb 8034 Dep., 0030 Oslo




+47 2 2242030

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