Session 6: Community Mobilization for Maternal and Newborn Health
Communities play a critical role in the maternal and newborn health continuum of care. Poor and vulnerable communities with high newborn and maternal mortality have demonstrated that they can lead efforts to carry out culturally appropriate solutions to improve the health of mothers and newborns. These communities have reduced maternal and newborn mortality and also strengthened their own capacities to achieve results[i].
[i] Howard-Grabman, L. 2007. Demystifying Community Mobilization: An Effective Strategy to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health. Baltimore: JHPIEGO/ACCESS project.