Measuring Content of Contacts Reveals Missed Opportunities to Deliver Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Care

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By: Tanya Marchant, Deputy Director, MARCH Centre

Content of maternal and newborn health care needs to be measured to improve the quality of contacts between families and health workers, highlights research carried out by the IDEAS project, and published in PLoS ONE. The number of families that had contact with frontline workers suggested that demand for health care was increasing compared to previous reports from the same study sites. However, the percentage of women and babies who received care with all the recommended content was considerably lower across all stages of the continuum of care…… read more