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Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion

World Health Organization, (2014)

While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in this document aim to enable evidence-based decision-making with respect to safe abortion care. This handbook is oriented to providers who already have the requisite skills and training necessary to provide safe abortion and/or treat complications of unsafe abortion. It is neither a substitute for formal training, nor a training manual

WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The recommendations in this guideline are intended to inform the development of relevant national- and local-level health policies and clinical protocols. Therefore, the target audience includes national and local public health policy-makers, implementers and managers of maternal and child health programmes, health care facility managers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies involved in the planning and management of maternal and child health services, health care professionals (including nurses, midwives, general medical practitioners and obstetricians) and academic staff involved in training health care professionals.

Essential obstetric and newborn care

Anne-Sophie Coutin, et al., Eds.: Médecins Sans Frontières, (2017)

Essential obstetric and newborn care is designed as a tool to help protect mothers and their children in adverse environments. It is intended for midwives, doctors with obstetrics training, and health care personnel who deal with obstetric emergencies.

Soins obstétricaux et néonatals essentiels

Anne-Sophie Coutin, et al., Eds.: Médecins Sans Frontières, (2017)

Ce guide a été conçu comme un outil qui permette de protéger la mère et son enfant dans un environnement défavorable. Il est destiné aux sages-femmes, médecins spécialisés en obstétrique et personnel de santé devant faire face à des urgences obstétricales.

WHO Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage

World Health Organization WHO, (2012)

To provide a foundation for the strategic policy and programme development needed to ensure the sustainable implementation of effective interventions for reducing the global burden of PPH

Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care: A guide for essential practice (3rd ed.)

World Health Organization (WHO), (2015)

WHO has been alerted to concerns expressed related to the wording on episiotomy in specific situations. We have temporarily removed the publication from the website while we are doing a review of the evidence with in-house and external experts. We will make the publication available on the website once the review is completed and any needed revisions are made. Please check the website!!!

Safe Pregnancy and Birth. App

Hesperian, (2015)

Available in English and Spanish, Hesperian’s comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth contains a wealth of information on: how to stay healthy during pregnancy how to recognize danger signs during pregnancy, birth, and after birth what to do when a danger sign arises when to refer a woman to emergency care instructions for community health workers with step-by-step explanations such as “How to take blood pressure,” “How to treat someone in shock,” “How to stop bleeding.”

Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

World Health Organization, (2015)

Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can have a range of benefits. It can ensure a rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of health services for those receiving them. This guideline provides a range of options for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion (also known as post-abortion care in some settings and provided as part of emergency obstetric care) and for post-abortion contraception provision.

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