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Improving the quality of care for mothers and newborns in health facilities: learner's manual. Version 02.

World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia, Eds.: WHOCC AIIMS, UNICEF, UNFPA and USAID , (2017)


A training package for building capacity of healthcare teams in health facilities for continous quality improvement of maternal and newborn healthcare. The focus is on the care of mothers and newborns at the time of child birth since a large proportion of maternal deaths, newborn deaths and stillbirths happen around that time. The 4-Step POCQI (Point of care Quality Improvement) package includes Coaching manual and Learner manual that present a demystified and simple model of quality improvement at the level of health facilities using local data to identify quality gaps, analyse underlying causes and improve health care practices in their own specific context without much additional resources.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/25...


Improving the quality of care for mothers and newborns in health facilities: facilitator's manual. Version 02.

Word Health Organization/ Regional Office of South-East Asia, (2017)


WHO-SEARO in partnership with WHOCC AIIMS, UNICEF, UNFPA and USAID has prepared a training package for building capacity of healthcare teams in health facilities for continous quality improvement of maternal and newborn healthcare. The focus is on the care of mothers and newborns at the time of child birth since a large proportion of maternal deaths, newborn deaths and stillbirths happen around that time.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/25...


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.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260178/1/...


Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services: the revised Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2018 Implementation guidance

World Health Organization, UNICEF, (2018)


This updated implementation guidance is intended for all those who set policy for, or offer care to, pregnant women, families and infants: governments; national managers of maternal and child health programmes in general, and of breastfeeding- and BFHI-related programmes in particular; and health-facility managers at different levels (facility directors, medical directors, chiefs of maternity and neonatal wards). The document presents the first revision of the Ten Steps since 1989. The topic of each step is unchanged, but the wording of each one has been updated in line with the evidence-based guidelines and global public health policy.
http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfe...


Standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities

Bernadette Daelmans, Olufemi Oladapo, Özge Tuncalp et al, Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2016)


The standards of care cover the routine care and management of complications occurring for women and their babies during labour, childbirth and the early postnatal period, including those of small babies during the first week of life. They define priorities for improving the quality of maternal and newborn care for use by planners, managers and health care providers
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/249155/1/...


Facts For Life

UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNAIDS, WFP, (2010)


The handbook, Facts for Life, provides vital messages and information for mothers, fathers, other family members and caregivers and communities to use in changing behaviours and practices that can save and protect the lives of children and help them grow and develop to their full potential. This version of Facts for Life builds on the three previous editions, which have been helping families and communities around the world since 1989. Newborn Health has been added to the Safe Motherhood chapter, giving attention to child survival from the first stage of life. A new chapter, Child Protection, has been included, focusing attention on the actions needed to ensure children grow up in protective environments.
http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Facts_for...


WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)


Within the continuum of reproductive health care, antenatal care (ANC) provides a platform for important healthcare functions, including health promotion, screening and diagnosis, and disease prevention. It has been established that, by implementing timely and appropriate evidence-based practices, ANC can save lives.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250796/1/...


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