Home page  |  About this library  |  Help  |  Clear       English  |  French  |  Spanish  
Expand Document
Expand Chapter
Full TOC
to next section

close this bookPreventing Prolonged Labour III (WHO; 1994; 40 pages)
View the documentGLOSSARY
View the document1. INTRODUCTION
View the document2. OBJECTIVES
View the document3. AN OVERVIEW
open this folder and view contents4. UNIT 1: INTRODUCING THE PARTOGRAPH
open this folder and view contents5. UNIT 2: ASSESSING CERVICAL DILATATION IN LABOUR
open this folder and view contents6. UNIT 3: PLOTTING CERVICAL DILATATION ON A GRAPH
open this folder and view contents7. UNIT 4: PLOTTING CERVICAL DILATATION ON THE PARTOGRAPH
open this folder and view contents8. UNIT 5: RECORDING OTHER SIGNS OF PROGRESS IN LABOUR
open this folder and view contents9. UNIT 6: RECORDING FETAL AND MATERNAL CONDITIONS
open this folder and view contents10. UNIT 7: USING THE PARTOGRAPH TO RECOGNIZE ABNORMAL LABOUR
View the documentBACK COVER

Preventing Prolonged Labour III

The Partograph
Part III:
Facilitator’s Guide


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 their knowledge and experience with the aim of making possible the attainment by all citizens 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 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 1994

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 for use in conjunction with commercial purposes.

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

to next section

Please provide your feedback   English  |  French  |  Spanish