Improving the Quality of Care for Mothers, Newborns and Children in Health Facilities

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For reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality the focus has been on reaching higher coverage with key RMNCH interventions. It has been observed that the evidence-based interventions are often delivered with insufficient quality.

A number of studies over the past years have documented poor quality of care provided to neonates and children.

Similarly deficiencies in maternal health care, for both routine and emergency care, have also been described. Poor quality of care may even be harmful for the health of the individual and lead to adverse effects on future health-seeking behaviour by communities.

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