WHO recommendations on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health 2015

WHO recommendations on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health 2015

May 2015

 

Overview

In 2003 WHO published 'Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health', known as the IFC Framework, that promotes integrating the health promotion approach set out in the Ottawa Charter into national maternal and newborn health strategies. More than 10 years after the original framework was published, we have updated the evidence for key interventions and for community participation.

This report summarizes the final recommendation and the process for developing the guideline on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health. The primary audience for the guideline is health programme managers, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, and policy makers who are responsible for designing maternal, newborn and child health programmes, primarily in low-income settings. The guideline is also aimed at health providers and teaching institutions, to increase knowledge of interventions important for: (i) improving maternal and newborn health; (ii) improving the care provided within the household by women and families; (iii) increasing community support for maternal and newborn health; and (iv) increasing access to, and use of, skilled care. Development programmes and organizations supporting women’s empowerment and rights will also find this guideline of use

 

Recommendations

WHO recommendation on birth preparedness and complication readiness

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on male involvement interventions for maternal and neonatal health

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on partnership with traditional birth attendants (TBAs)

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on providing culturally appropriate skilled maternity care

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on companion of choice at birth

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on community mobilization through facilitated participatory learning and action cycles with women’s groups

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on community participation in quality-improvement processes

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on  community participation in programme planning and implementation

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on maternity waiting homes (MWHs)

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on community-organized transport schemes

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on interventions to promote awareness of human, sexual and reproductive rights and the right to access quality skilled care

Publication: 2015

WHO recommendation on community participation in maternal death surveillance and response

Publication: 2015