New publications from CMNH: Improving the Availability and Quality of Healthcare for Mothers and Babies Series

News article 1 Oct 2015

Foto-Cewek's Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) is delighted to announce a New Book Series, “Improving the Availability and Quality of Healthcare for Mothers and Babies Series.”

The series of four manuals aims to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for mothers and their babies in some of the world's poorest communities. Estimates published in May 2014 show that, globally, an estimated 289 000 women die during pregnancy, childbirth or in the postnatal period, 2.6 million babies are stillborn and 3 million babies die within one month of birth. The majority of these happen in low and middle income settings, are preventable and occur during labour and childbirth and in the first week  after birth.

As an international centre of excellence, CMNH's research-led work falls into three main categories: Design, Implementation and Evaluation. The Centre creates and evaluates innovative healthcare packages that focus on continual improvement in the availability and quality of care to ensure better health outcomes.

The book series, published by The Global Library of Women’s Medicine, contains four separate manuals on the following topics:

* Emergency Obstetric Care and Newborn Care
* “Skills & Drills” Training in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health
* Improving Quality of Care for Mothers and Babies
* Making it Happen with Data

The series will be showcased at the XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics from 4-9th October held in Vancouver, Canada.

For more information on this exciting series please  download the leaflet , or contact CMNH via email:  or through the website:

CMNH is a WHO Collaborating Centre and winner of the BMJ Women’s Health Award 2015.