Launch of the guide on strengthening implementation of home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health

Launch of the guide on strengthening implementation of home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of home-based records as a complement to facility-based records, to improve care seeking behaviours, men’s involvement and support in the household, maternal and child home care practices, infant and child feeding, and communication between health workers and women, parents and caregivers.

Despite the wide use of home-based records, implementation challenges persist. The guide ‘Strengthening implementation of home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health: a guide for country programme managers’ was developed by the WHO, UNICEF and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the implementation needs.

WHO, UNICEF and JICA officially launched the implementation guide on April 20, 2023. Speakers presented how to use the guide to establish milestones to track progress against eight factors for successful implementation of home-based records, and shared country implementation experiences.

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This webinar was hosted by WHO, UNICEF and JICA, with the support of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the Quality of Care subgroup of the Child Health Task Force.

 

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