Mauritius Maternal and Child Health Handbook
The Maternal and Child Health Handbook is an important tool for systematic recording of personal health data for the mother during pregnancy and for the child since birth up to until the age of 5. It is one of the recommendations of the National Roadmap Framework for Maternal and Child Health launched last year by the country with two important goals. First, to reduce morbidity and mortality among children under five years to one digit in the next 5 years and secondly, to reduce perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality rate. The MCH handbook, being a good source of information and knowledge on care during pregnancy and early childhood, will also guide healthcare professionals in dispensing the appropriate care to mothers and babies. 12000 copies of the MCH Handbook produced in close collaboration with WHO will be distributed to mothers attending the antenatal clinics across the island.