Women and Children First develops programme tools and resources which are appropriate for resource poor settings. We do this in collaboration with a range of partners from grassroots community groups to senior healthcare providers.
Together we identify needs and develop appropriate materials in local languages. We evaluate each resource to ensure that it is effective, and, where needed, obtain government approval for its use. We have produced materials for use within both the community and health services.
Good Practice Guide: Community Mobilisation through Women’s Groups to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies
This Good Practice Guide describes an approach that has the potential to reduce maternal and newborn deaths and successfully address maternal and newborn health problems. It is based on a project which worked through women’s groups in India and Bangladesh, using a participatory learning and action cycle to mobilise community action to improve the health of mothers and babies.