Why is it important to invest in midwives?

Today is International Day of the Midwife (IDM). It is a day to celebrate and to reflect on the impact midwives and midwifery can make on reducing maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity, stillbirths and on improving quality care for women and newborns. It is also a time to consider how...

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Mistreatment of newborns following childbirth in Nepal

Quality of care is essential for ensuring a positive health facility experience and strengthening trust in the health system.  The increasing attention given to a woman’s experience of care during childbirth as a marker of the quality of health care has been emphasized by the WHO Standards and Guidelines and...

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Virtual Quality of Care Coaches Training in Ethiopia

Followed by the virtual Quality Improvement(QI) workshop[1] held by UNICEF ESARO, WHO, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health in Kenya in June, a virtual training for Quality of Care(QoC) coaches was organized by health section of UNICEF Ethiopia country office(ECO) supported by UNICEF ESARO and in collaboration with Ministry of...

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Organizational approaches towards implementation of quality care webinar: A reflection

As of March 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and the virus had spread to many countries and territories. While COVID-19 continues to spread, communities must take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the negative impacts of the outbreak and...

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