What do integrated approaches to maternal and child health mean at country level?

What do integrated approaches to maternal and child health mean at country level?
A health worker hands medicines to a pregnant woman during a prenatal consultation at the Kenema government hospital in Kenema, , Sierra Leone in September 23, 2013. ©UNICEF/Asselin

 

An article presenting the country perspectives on integrated approaches to maternal and child health was just published in the May issue of the World Health Organisation Bulletin, calling for more alignment and coordination.

The country perspectives come from health ministries, civil society organizations and partner agencies in 16 sub-Saharan countries. These countries took part in a country engagement process, led by ministries of health, to identify implementation gaps across the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health spectrum, and received a grant from the RMNCH Fund.

Their experience with the RMNCH country engagement process has generated important lessons to move the RMNCH agenda forward, under the umbrella of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

Read the article

See the entire WHO Bulletin issue devoted to the health of women, adolescents and children.


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