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Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Although global maternal mortality has dropped by 50% since 1990, every day close to 800 women die because of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Each year there are three million newborn deaths and 2.6 million stillbirths. Up to two-thirds of these deaths are preventable with proficient care—yet only half of all women in the world have a skilled birth attendant present at delivery. Over the past 35 years, IntraHealth has been a leader in innovative, effective strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children.

IntraHealth is a leader in developing and implementing innovative, effective strategies to save women’s and children’s lives. Our key approaches include:

  • Improving the performance of health workers to care for women and newborns, including integrating services, training health workers in key interventions such as active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL), strengthening emergency obstetric and newborn care, and improving referral systems.
  • Building quality improvement partnerships between heatlh workers and communities
  • Using mobile phones, eLearning, and other technologies to improve maternal, newborn, and child health care
  • Enhancing health workers' ability to recognize obstructed labor and prevent obstetric fistula
  • Improving health workers’ proficiency in recognizing neonatal signs of distress and increasing referrals for immediate care and treatment
  • Integrating prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV into all aspects of MNCH care.

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