Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), World Health Organization
Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth
A guide for midwives and doctors
This guide represents a common understanding between WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, and the World Bank of key elements of an approach to reducing maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. These agencies co-operate closely in efforts to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. The principles and policies of each agency are governed by the relevant decisions of each agency’s governing body and each agency implements the interventions described in this document in accordance with these principles and policies and within the scope of its mandate.
The guide has also been reviewed and endorsed by the International Confederation of Midwives and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
The financial support towards the preparation and production of this document, provided by the Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America is gratefully acknowledged.
WHO gratefully acknowledges the technical and editorial assistance provided by staff of JHPIEGO’s Training in Reproductive Health and Maternal and Neonatal Health Programs. Financial support was provided by the Office of Population, Center for Population, Health and Nutrition/Global Programs, Field Support and Research Bureau/CMT Division, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the terms of Award No. HRN-A-00-98-00041-00, and by the Office of Population, Health and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research, USAID, under the terms of Award No. HRN-A-00-98-00043-00.
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