Making Pregnancy Safer


The Making Pregnancy Safer (MPS) Programme supports Member States to develop, implement and evaluate MPS programmes for quality maternal and newborn care and services delivery in order to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in the African Region.

Key messages

  • Every pregnancy should be wanted.
  • All pregnant women and their infants should be able to access and receive skilled care.
  • All women should be able to reach a functioning health facility to obtain appropriate care for themselves or their newborns when complications arise during pregnancy, delivery or the postpartum period.
  • Safe pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood are basic human rights.

Featured publications:

Consensus on Essential Competencies of Skilled Attendant in the African RegionAccelerating Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive HealthWHO Recommendations
for the Prevention of
Postpartum Haemorrhage