Sexual and reproductive health

Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health

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World Health Organization, Department of Making Pregnancy Safer

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Number of pages: 52
Publication date: 2009
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/MPS/09.04 (Previously WHO/FCH/RHR/03.11)

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The purpose of this document is to establish a common vision and approach, as well as to identify the role of the WHO Making Pregnancy Safer initiative, for working with women, men, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health. Part 1 of the document defines the concepts, values and guiding principles. Part 2 presents strategies, settings, and priority areas for intervention. Part 3 proposes an implementation process; and, finally, Part 4 considers the role and functions of WHO.

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