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close this bookMother-Baby Package: Implementing Safe Motherhood in Countries (WHO; 1996; 108 pages)
View the documentGlossary
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentMessage from the Director-General
View the documentPreface
View the documentExecutive summary
open this folder and view contentsWHY the Mother-Baby Package?
open this folder and view contentsWHAT is the Mother-Baby Package?
open this folder and view contentsHOW to operationalize the Mother-Baby Package
View the documentANNEX 1 - ESSENTIAL DRUGS LIST FOR MOTHER-BABY PACKAGE
View the documentANNEX 2 - EQUIPMENT LIST FOR MOTHER-BABY PACKAGE AT EACH LEVEL
View the documentANNEX 3 - DEFINITIONS1
View the documentEvaluation form
View the documentResources for Reproductive Health
 

Mother-Baby Package: Implementing Safe Motherhood in Countries

MATERNAL HEALTH
AND SAFE MOTHERHOOD PROGRAMME
DIVISION OF FAMILY HEALTH
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
GENEVA

Practical Guide

WHO/FHE/MSM/94.11
DISTR.; GENERAL
REV. 1

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with primary responsibility for international health matters and public health. Through this organization, which, was created in 1948, the health professions of some 189 countries exchange knowledge and experience with the aim of making possible the attainment by all citizen of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life.

By means of direct technical cooperation with its Member States, and by stimulating such I cooperation among them, WHO promotes the development of comprehensive health services, the prevention and control of diseases, the improvement of environmental conditions, the development of health manpower, the coordination and development of biomedical and health services research, and the planning and implementation of health programmes.

These broad fields of endeavour encompass a wide variety of activities, such as developing systems of primary health care that reach the whole population of Member countries; promoting the health of mothers and children; combating malnutrition; controlling malaria and other communicable diseases including tuberculosis and leprosy; having achieved the eradication of smallpox, promoting mass immunization against a number of other preventable diseases; improving mental health; providing safe water supplies; and training health personnel of all categories.

Progress towards better health throughout the world also demands international cooperation in such matters as establishing international standards for biological substances, pesticides and pharmaceuticals; formulating environmental health criteria; recommending international non-proprietary names for drugs; administering the International Health Regulations; revising the International Classification of Diseases, Injuries, and Causes of Death; and collecting and disseminating health statistical information.

Further information on many aspects of WHO’S work is presented in the Organization’s publications.

© World Health Organization 1996

This document is not a formal publication of the World Health Organization (WHO), and all rights are reserved by the Organization. The document may, however, be freely reviewed, abstracted, reproduced or translated, in part or in whole, but not for sale or foe use in conjunction with commercial purposes.

The views expressed in documents by named authors are solely the responsibility of those authors.

 

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