Session 1: Introduction to Maternal and Newborn Health

This session introduces maternal and newborn health (MNH), including the global situation, progress toward global goals, the country-specific situation, national program objectives, the Peace Corps country framework, and Volunteer contributions. The continuum of care, a core principle and schema for understanding MNH over time and at different levels, serves as an advance organizer to enhance learning, helping participants to visualize Volunteer roles and activities. This session introduces other key definitions and concepts, such as the “three delays model,” and provides a foundation for more detailed information in subsequent sessions.    

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