Maternal Health

The major direct causes of maternal morbidity and mortality include hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labor. The health of the mother is critical to ensuring the health of the whole family.

Courses

Because birth complications are often unpredictable, having an emergency plan in place can mean the difference between life and death for a mother and her newborn. Read about the effects of anemia,...
The course is aimed at those individuals involved in planning for, implementing, and evaluating essential obstetric and newborn care (EONC) programs. EONC encompasses all care that is provided during...
Source - © 2011 JHUCCP, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - A couple in Uttar Pradesh, India, receives family planning counseling from RESPOND Project staff.
More than 200 million women in the developing world will enter their reproductive years during the next decade. In the future, as in the past, family planning (FP) will help save the lives of...
Source - MLE/NURHI. Description - Group of mothers waiting with their children in the waiting room of a public health facility in Nigeria.
Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) encompasses preventive health behaviors that can be successfully carried out using a number of different modern contraceptive methods to help women and...
This course provides health professionals with an overview of both the science and the programming associated with prevention and control of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). Authors explore MIP...
Every year more than 700,000 children are infected with HIV. The most common route of HIV transmission for newborns and infants is mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). This course discusses the...
Aimed at program managers, this course discusses the basic concepts of good nutrition and common nutritional deficiencies, the magnitude of malnutrition in different populations, vulnerable groups...
This course orients learners to the postpartum period and recommended care while recognizing realities in the field. An estimated 70% of women in developing countries do not receive postpartum care...
This course orients the learner to the importance of family planning during the postpartum period. Discover guidance on the timely initiation of appropriate contraceptive methods for the postpartum...
This course describes the contribution of postpartum hemorrhage to maternal mortality around the world and discusses the causes of PPH. Focus on strategies to prevent PPH with special attention on...