Maternal Health Task Force

Category: Quality of Maternal Health Care

Adapting the Safe Childbirth Checklist to Reduce Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in India

In August 2017, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted a seminar featuring Beena Varghese, Senior Health Economist at the Public Health Foundation of India, who presented findings from a study she led in Rajasthan, India to examine the impact of an adapted version of the World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist on rates of stillbirth and very early neonatal deaths...read more

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New Guidelines for Preventing and Treating Malaria in Pregnancy

Addressing the issue of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a key component of providing high quality antenatal care (ANC), particularly in endemic areas. A group of experts recently published a brief with guidelines for preventing and treating MiP in the context of the updated ANC recommendations from the World Health Organization...read more

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Person-Centered Group Antenatal Care in Eastern Uganda: Reaching Women Through Pregnancy Clubs

Group antenatal care, initially developed in the U.S. several decades ago, is a promising model that responds to women’s health and information concerns during pregnancy. Management Sciences for Health is testing the feasibility and acceptability of person-centered, group antenatal care in the context of eastern Uganda...read more

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Quality of Routine Labor and Delivery Care in Uttar Pradesh, India: Are Private Facilities Better?

While studies of public facilities in India have indicated generally poor quality of care, evidence from private facilities—particularly for normal labor and delivery—is scarce. In an effort to address this evidence gap, a recent article from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization assessed the quality of essential obstetric and newborn care during routine labor and delivery in Uttar Pradesh, India...read more

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