Community Discussion Guide for Maternal and Newborn Health

A Training Manual for Safe Motherhood Action Groups

by Susan B. Aradeon, Mini Soyoola, Mini Soyoola et al.
Health Partners International, 2012

88 pp. 6.9 MB:
http://www.healthpartners-int.co.uk/our_projects/documents/MAMaZ_CDGuide_AW_single_lowres.pdf

Used in six rural districts of Zambia, the Community Discussion Guide has proved to be an effective way to mobilise communities to address common problems within the household and community that prevent timely utilisation of maternal and newborn health services. The community mobilisation process begins with a focus on maternal health issues, and in particular, maternal emergencies, an emotive issue around which communities can be quickly mobilised. Other topics that have an impact on women’s health are also covered, including the impact of gender violence and of social problems such as alcoholism, and lack of social support.

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