Women’s, Maternal & Newborn health

Women’s, Maternal & Newborn health

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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Women’s health topics 
  2.  Pregnancy topics 
  3.  Maternal Health topics 
  4.  Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programs
    WHO Standards for Maternal and Newborn Health
    Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health Document centre
    WHO recommended interventions for improving maternal and newborn health
    Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care-A guide for essential practice
    Managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth 
    The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
    Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    ——Newborn care interventions – birth and postnatal
    WHO Menstrual Hygiene Day
    ——Resources on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH)Resources See Especially:
Maternal & Child Health

B. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Adapting Care Groups to Urban Slums: A Case Study of a Church-Based Effort to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
—Widows’ Self-help Groups in North India: A Tool for Financial and Social Improvement
Redeeming Gender Imbalances: How Biblical Interpretation Can Affect Women’s Health in Indonesia
Strengthening Very Young Adolescents in Gender Equality in Bangladesh

C.  Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC).  Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Women’s and children’s health and the role of FBOs in making it a reality

A. American Academy of Pediatrics  See Infant, Newborn

B. Global Health: Science & Practice-Dedicated to What Works In Global Health Programs. (Johns Hopkins University & USAID collaboration) Topics  Numerous excellent reports, all open access:
Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

C. The Lancet-Global Health
Global Health Commissions:
Women and Health: the key for sustainable development 2015
Global Health Series   See especially:
Health, equity, and women’s cancers 2016
Maternal Health 2016
Stillbirths 2016: ending preventable stillbirths

D. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
Global Health: Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health-So Near and Yet So Far 2013