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WHO’s framework for improving quality of care for women and newborns around the time of childbirth encompasses the provision and experience of care and key health system functions necessary to achieve quality health care. This collection of resources is divided into two sub-collections: one that explores provision of care and one that explores experience of care.

Discover key resources to help prevent, detect, and manage postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of maternal mortality globally. This collection of resources includes key and emerging evidence on PPH, global recommendations and guidelines, and implementation tools and resources to improve PPH prevention and treatment.

Stillbirth profoundly affects women, their families, health care workers, and the wider community in all settings. Discover key evidence on the global burden of stillbirth, resources related to ending preventable stillbirth, global recommendations and guidance on ending preventable stillbirth, country experiences, and implementation resources and tools to support country implementation. Includes linked materials on respectful care, quality of care, and maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response.

The perinatal period is associated with elevated risk of mental disorders and is a critical time to identify and address maternal mental health concerns. Discover resources related to the prevalence of common perinatal mental disorders (CMPDs), implementation approaches, strategies for integration into healthcare services, country experiences, and advocacy materials for women and families coping with mental health conditions.

When women and newborns receive high quality care during pregnancy, at the time of birth, and in the early postnatal period, women stay healthy and babies get the best start in life. Supporting integrated packages of essential, proven interventions for women and newborns – delivered at a time and place that is feasible and acceptable – saves lives.

Want to learn more about measurement for maternal and newborn health?  We have pulled together an overview of the latest information and resources about global maternal and newborn health targets, global MNH metrics Technical Advisory and Working Groups, and MNH metrics resources.

Newborns who are born too early, too small, or who become sick in the first few weeks of life, are extremely vulnerable to long-term disability or death. Learn more and find recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes, standards for caring for small and sick newborns, as well as the latest evidence and reflections on the use of antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth in different settings.

COVID-19 resulted in service interruptions, lockdowns, and economic hardship that exacerbated the existing challenges that many families face in accessing quality, timely MNH care. Learn more and find resources about essential MNH care in the COVID-19 context, including resources on emerging experience and response, targets and measurement for COVID-19, job aids, and guidance for COVID-19 across the continuum of care.

Featured Topics

Quality of Care

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Stillbirth

Maternal Mental Health

Mother-Baby Dyad & the Continuum of Care

MNH Targets, Measurement, & Data

Small & Sick Newborns

MNH & COVID-19

Quality of Care

WHO’s framework for improving quality of care for women and newborns around the time of childbirth encompasses the provision and experience of care and key health system functions necessary to achieve quality health care. This collection of resources is divided into two sub-collections: one that explores provision of care and one that explores experience of care.

The Road to 2030

Urgent collective action is needed to reach the SDG Targets. Learn more about the state of the evidence on maternal newborn health globally and the road ahead to 2030. Check out the report prepared by Countdown to 2030 for more information on mortality, coverage, and policies.

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