Maternal and Child Health

Toolkit
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. The purpose of this and other MCHIP toolkits is to collect and package resources that are useful to country programs for...
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  Anemia is one of the most prevalent public health problems in the world, affecting 42% of pregnant women (56 million) and 47% of children younger than five years of age (293 million). There are three major causes of anemia: inadequate dietary intake of micronutrients, particularly iron, and malaria and helminth infections in some areas of the world. Currently, interventions to address these causes are not operating at-scale in most countries due to lack of interest, funding, and effective management. Implementing these interventions at-scale in developing countries could have the...
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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). The intersection of nutrition and family planning is not limited to outcomes. Synergies exist in terms of interventions as well,...
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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. This Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Management 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. It reflects...
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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. If countries are to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 (reducing maternal mortality) and MDG5 (reducing child mortality), donors and governments must develop comprehensive and innovative programs to address PE/E as...
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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. Each section provides evidence-based guidance and includes related...
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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. The components of this toolkit can be used by clinicians who are providing maternity care, trainers or educators of clinicians who will be providing maternity care, supervisors of clinicians who provide maternity care, program managers who develop and manage...