by Bernadette Daelmans, Olufemi Oladapo, Özge Tuncalp et al.
World Health Organization, 2016
To combat preventable perinatal morbidity and mortality, WHO recently published a framework for measuring and improving quality of maternal and newborn health care in facilities across the globe. The framework includes eight standards of high quality care and a comprehensive list of measures to identify quality gaps throughout the continuum of care for women and newborns. The standards of care cover the routine care and management of complications occurring for women and their babies during labour, childbirth and the early postnatal period, including those of small babies during the first week of life. They define priorities for improving the quality of maternal and newborn care for use by planners, managers and health care providers