The Legacy of the Alma-Ata Declaration: Integrating Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services Into Primary CarePosted on March 27, 2017
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.
Categories: Maternal Health
Topics: Antenatal Care Barriers to Health Care Access Commodities Community-based Care Health Systems Human Resources for Health Inequities & Inequalities Intrapartum Care Malaria in Pregnancy Maternal and Newborn Health Integration Maternal Mental Health Maternal Morbidity Maternal Mortality Monitoring & Evaluation Newborn Health Postpartum Hemorrhage Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia Preterm Birth Quality of Care Social Determinants Technology & Innovation
World Water Day is a reminder to the public health community that more than 600 million people around the globe do not have a safe water source nearby. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a crucial role in improving maternal health outcomes during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
Topics: Commodities Facility-based Births Health Systems Inequities & Inequalities Infectious Disease Intrapartum Care Maternal and Newborn Health Integration Maternal Mortality Newborn Health Quality of Care SDG Social Determinants
While lack of access to health care has certainly contributed to maternal and infant death in the Black community, it doesn’t account for the extreme racial disparities seen in pregnancy-related outcomes. A growing body of evidence indicates that social, economic and psychological factors play a role as well.
Categories: Maternal Health
Topics: Barriers to Health Care Access Inequities & Inequalities Low Birth Weight Maternal Mortality Newborn Health Policy & Advocacy Preterm Birth Quality of Care Social Accountability Social Determinants Stillbirth
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.
Topics: Antenatal Care Community-based Care Facility-based Births Health Systems Human Resources for Health Intrapartum Care Newborn Health Policy & Advocacy Postnatal/Postpartum Care Quality of Care Respectful Maternity Care Social Accountability Social Determinants Technology & Innovation