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Adding Content to Contact: Articles and Reviews Now Available Open-Access

Recent research conducted by the Maternal Health Task Force, along with colleagues from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), Instituto de Cooperación Social Integrare (ICS Integrare), University of Central Lancashir, and Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales (CREP) has been published in the March 2016 issue of the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (BJOG) and is now available open-access.

The publications, including two research articles and two systematic reviews, are part of the Adding Content to Contact project, which focuses on strengthening the quality of services women receive both before and after giving birth. The goal of the Adding Content to Contact project is to assess the barriers and opportunities for adopting and implementing cost-effective interventions for antenatal and postnatal care.

Among the findings, the researchers cite the need to streamline antenatal care (ANC) guidelines as well as providers’ responsibility to deliver culturally sensitive ANC. The research also identifies successes and challenges of ANC and postnatal care (PNC) and offers recommendations for ensuring uptake of services in low-resource settings. Finally, the research discusses both the barriers to and key elements of integrated antenatal care services.

Click below to access the publications:

The research also garnered highlights from Dr. Michael Marsh, BJOG Deputy Editor-in-Chief, as well as Nynke van den Broek, one of BJOG’s Scientific Editors:

Read the Editor’s Choice commentary

Listen to the Editor’s Choice commentary 

Read the mini commentary

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