Making Pregnancy Safer

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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.


Overview

Objectives/functions

Policies and strategies

Regional targets


MPS featured publications:

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Consensus on Essential Competencies of Skilled Attendant in the African RegionRoad Map for Accelerating the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals Related to Maternal and Newborn Health in AfricaWHO Recommendations
for the Prevention of
Postpartum Haemorrhage

MPS Key Messages

KEY MESSAGES OF MAKING PREGNANCY SAFER ARE:

- 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.