The Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Aging has launched new implementation guidelines: Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: National, District, and Institutional Level Implementation Guide. The Implementation Guide is a “living document” developed from the rich implementation experience that comes from the 10 countries in the network to improve the quality of care for maternal, neonatal and child health, and from implementing and technical partners in support of this work. Since 2017, the network has been working as a learning center for leaders that exchange ideas for implementation, acceleration and scaling up for high-quality MNH care. This implementation guide provides practical guidance for policy makers, program managers, health professionals, and other actors working to establish and implement quality assurance programs for maternal, neonatal, and pediatric health at the national, district, and institutional levels. It aims to help everyone across the health system who wants to take action to improve the quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health.
The new Learning Guide for MNCH QoC has been developed as a supplement to the Implementation Guide: Guidelines for Developing National Learning Care Systems to Maintain and Scale the Delivery of Quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care. This learning guide provides guidance on how countries can develop and strengthen national learning health care systems to learn how to improve, maintain and scale the quality of care for maternal, neonatal and child health. It is a working document that will be updated as new guidelines emerge from the field. The guide is intended for health systems managers, QoC implementing partners, researchers, policy makers, and healthcare providers involved in developing and implementing QoC programs at the facility, district, and national levels.