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The Ministry of Public Health considers Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) as an essential component of “Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Services” and a priority to increase facility birth and ensure effective implementation of women’s rights in health services. RMC refers to the humane and dignified treatment of a childbearing woman throughout her pregnancy, birth, and […]

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The Ministry of Public Health considers Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) as an essential component of “Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Services” and a priority to increase facility birth and ensure effective implementation of women’s rights in health services. RMC refers to the humane and dignified treatment of a childbearing woman throughout her pregnancy, birth, and […]

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The Ministry of Public Health considers Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) as an essential component of “Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Services” and a priority to increase facility birth and ensure effective implementation of women’s rights in health services. RMC refers to the humane and dignified treatment of a childbearing woman throughout her pregnancy, birth, and […]

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The Ministry of Public Health considers Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) as an essential component of “Quality Maternal and Newborn Health Services” and a priority to increase facility birth and ensure effective implementation of women’s rights in health services. RMC refers to the humane and dignified treatment of a childbearing woman throughout her pregnancy, birth, and […]

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNICEF, WHO and other partners have been working together to develop Afghanistan’s first ever integrated home based hand held personal maternal and child health record. A prototype, the Afghanistan MCH Handbook (MCH-HB) has recently been developed. It is largely pictorial with […]

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Global data shows that 2.6 million babies are stillborn and 2.9 million babies die in the first months of their life, it reveals that the status of newborn health is not good. Afghanistan has one of the highest burden of newborn mortality in the world. Though, there is significant improvement since 2003 in reduction of […]

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A Rapid assessment for implementation of Maternal and Child Health Handbook This assessment was aimed to review the implementation of MCH handbook in other countries. The assessment is composed of two elements: (i) desk review of MCH Handbooks being implemented in 19 countries; and (ii) assessment of operational realities of MCH Handbooks being piloted or […]

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