Sexual and reproductive health

Using lay health workers to improve access to key maternal and newborn health interventions in sexual and reproductive health

Summary information



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Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, Russian
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/13.09


Who is this summary for?

People making decisions regarding the use of lay health workers for maternal and newborn health care

This summary includes:

Key recommendations from the WHO’s OptimizeMNH task shifting guidance.

Related document

Optimizing health roles for maternal and newborn health (OptimizeMNH)
  • Access to guidelines
    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.