Maternal and Child Health

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    In many countries and regions of the world, young people (ages 10-24) experience early marriage followed directly by pressure to bear children, making young married women (YMW) a cohort with particularly high fertility rates, high unmet need for contraception, and high rates of closely spaced pregnancies. Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives—challenges that are different to those faced by unmarried adolescents, older married women or older parents.

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    Pourquoi mHealth ?

    Au cours des dix dernières années, la santé mobile, ou mHealth, est devenue un outil de pointe pour améliorer l'accès aux informations et aux services de santé dans le monde entier. mHealth utilise les technologies mobile et sans fil, comme les téléphones portables, les assistants numériques personnels (PDA) et les applications logicielles mobiles (apps), pour réaliser les objectifs sanitaires.

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    This package of materials is designed to provide the tools necessary to begin the implementation of respectful maternity care in your area of work or influence. Using the tools in this toolkit, one can help to change and develop attitudes in oneself and among colleagues and other stakeholders in the care of women and their newborns.

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    Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) programs and services are often perceived as distinct, yet integration of these interventions can be mutually beneficial for mothers and their children. For example, exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months after birth not only protects the infant from becoming malnourished but also meets the mother’s contraceptive needs if she practices the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM).

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    This Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care (EONC) toolkit was developed by the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) as a resource of current evidence, materials and experiences from around the world—with an emphasis on programs in Africa. It reflects contributions from many donors, agencies, associations, academic institutions and organizations which have identified EONC as a priority—and contribute in different ways to addressing it.

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    Increased attention is focused on preparing the health care workforce. There is a growing need for collective access to appropriate resources and guidance for pre-service education programs. This pre-service education toolkit outlines key programmatic steps, highlights lessons learned, and identifies key resources to assist country programs, donors, and governments to develop quality and relevant pre-service education interventions.  Although targeted for midwives, this toolkit may be used for other cadres as well.

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    As maternal mortality ratios have declined globally, there have been accompanying shifts in the leading causes of maternal deaths, resulting in a higher proportion of maternal mortality due to eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are now receiving focused attention from donors, governments and providers to further reduce maternal and newborn mortality.

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    To assist country programs, donors and governments to develop comprehensive and innovative programs to address public health priorities—such as hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide—this program guidance document outlines key steps, identifies available resources, and highlights lessons learned from current projects.