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    Guidelines for the management of pregnant and breastfeeding women in the context of Ebola virus disease

    A paucity of scientific evidence exists on how to best treat pregnant or breastfeeding women with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD). Historical reports suggest that, among women who acquire EVD during pregnancy, there is increased mortality and morbidity, and a near 100% rate of adverse pr...

    Guidelines for the management of pregnant and breastfeeding women in the context of Ebola virus disease

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently experiencing the second largest Ebola outbreak in history, following a 2014-2016 outbreak in western Africa that had an estimated 28,000 cases. Investigational treatment and vaccination trials are ongoing, but data in the context of pregnancy and breastfeedin...

    WHO antenatal care recommendations for a positive pregnancy experience Nutritional interventions update: Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

    The World Health Organization’s comprehensive antenatal care (ANC) guideline WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience was first published in 2016 with the objective of improving the quality of routine health care that all women and adolescent girls receive during pregna...

    WHO antenatal care recommendations for a positive pregnancy experience Nutritional interventions update: Multiple micronutrient supplements during pregnancy

    This updated recommendation is relevant to all pregnant women and adolescent girls receiving comprehensive antenatal care (ANC) in any healthcare facility or community-based setting, and to their unborn fetuses and newborns. The question was prioritized during the ANC guideline development process. In 20...

    WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health

    A home-based record is a health document used to record the history of health services received by an individual. It is kept in the household, in either paper or electronic format, by the individual or their caregiver and is intended to be integrated into the health information system and complement reco...

    Guideline: delayed umbilical cord clamping for improved maternal and infant health and nutrition outcomes

    Member States have requested guidance from WHO on the effects of late cord clamping for improving maternal and infant nutrition and health, as a public health strategy in support of their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the global targets set in the Comprehensive implement...

    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,...