Resultados: 14

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

    This report summarizes the final recommendation and the process for developing the guideline on the effectiveness of community mobilization through facilitated participatory learning and action cycles with women’s groups for maternal and newborn health. The primary audience for this guideline is health...

    WHO recommendations: optimizing health worker roles to improve access to key maternal and newborn health interventions through task shifting

    The World Health Organization’s recommendations on optimizing the roles of health workers aim to help address critical health workforce shortages that slow down progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals. A more rational distribution of tasks and responsibilities among cadres of h...

    WHO technical consultation on postpartum and postnatal care

    The first hours, days and weeks after childbirth are a dangerous time for both mother and newborn infant. Among the more than 500 000 women who die each year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth (1), most deaths occur during or immediately after childbirth (2). Every year three million infant...

    Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation (WIFS) in women of reproductive age: its role in promoting optimal maternal and child health

    Anaemia is a multi-factorial disorder that requires a multi-pronged approach for its prevention and treatment. Iron deficiency and infections are the most prevalent etiological factors. However other conditions may have a contributory role. They include nutritional deficiencies of vitamin A, vitamin B12,...