As suggested by the ground-breaking 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration, integrating maternal, newborn and child health services into primary health care can be an effective strategy for reducing health inequities—particularly socioeconomic and geographic disparities—by delivering care at the community level.
All women deserve respectful, culturally sensitive, women-centered care that takes into account how, where and with whom they want to receive maternal health care. In order to ensure that this happens, health systems must meet women where they are—both literally and figuratively. Community-based approaches can be effective strategies for providing women with the kind of care they want and need in the place they choose.
As part of the Advancing Dialogue Series on Maternal Health Series, the Wilson Center hosted a discussion to review findings from the "Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities" report and explore implications for global maternal and newborn health...read more