by Jerker Liljestrand, Jelka Zupan, Sandra Gove et al.
World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF, The World Bank, October 2015
This revised guide brings a full range of updated evidence – based norms and standards that enable health care providers at the first health care level to provide high-quality, integrated care during pregnancy and childbirth and after birth, both for mothers and babies. This guide will support countries in their efforts to reach every woman and child and ensure that pregnancy, birth and the first postnatal weeks are the joyful and safe experience they should be. The guide will be updated periodically as new WHO recommendations become available.