In order to improve maternal health, medical professionals and NGO workers need to engage with government officials, including elected representatives. Many approaches for parliamentarians and other elected officials are outlined in “Maternal Health: An Advocacy Guide for Parliamentarians,” a recent publication from the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD). The publication:
pinpoints the challenges in advocating for and providing adequate maternal health. It highlights the decisive role that parliamentarians can play in addressing these challenges. Its primary purpose is to provide guidance and orientation on how to improve maternal and newborn health. Its primary target audience, parliamentarians and other elected representatives, will find it very useful for advocacy purposes and awareness generation in the area of maternal health.