Maternal Health Task Force

Category: Quality of Maternal Health Care

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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Respectful Maternity Care: A Basic Human Right

Respectful maternity care is a human right

Respectful maternity care is not only a crucial component of quality of care; it is a human right. In 2014, WHO released a statement calling for the prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth, stating that “every woman has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, including the right to dignified, respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth.”...read more

Categories: Quality of Maternal Health Care Respectful Maternity Care Series

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