Maternal and child health programs

Maternal and child health programs

The Canadian maternity experiences survey

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English
Translated Title: 
l’Enquête canadienne sur l’expérience de la maternité
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada in collaboration with Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A national survey of Canadian women’s experiences, perceptions, knowledge and practices before conception and during pregnancy, birth and the early months of parenthood. A project of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System, which monitors and reports on determinants and outcomes of maternal, fetal and infant health in Canada. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health

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Collaborer avec des individus, les familles et les communautés pour améliorer la santé maternelle et néonatale
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Online
Publisher: 
World Health Organization Department of Making Pregnancy Safer
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Geveva, Switzerland

Aims to establish a common vision and approach, as well as to identify the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) Making Pregnancy Safer initiative. Discusses working with women, men, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health.

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Also available in Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish. Visit the website to download those documents. Includes bibliographical references. WHO reference number: WHO/MPS/09.04

Family planning and the millennium development goals

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English
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Online
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Willard Cates Jr.
Karim Wafaa
Wafaa El-Sadr
Debra W. Haffner
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Khama Rogo
Tricia Petruney
E. Megan Davidson Averill
Publisher: 
Family Health International

Highlights the multifaceted importance of and interdisciplinary support for international family planning. Serve as a call to action for expanded discourse, broad partnerships and consensus building, and increased funding to accelerate progress toward meeting the targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 (maternal health), as well as the other MDGs.

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Reducing maternal mortality: the contribution of the right to the highest attainable standard of health

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English
Author: 
Judith Bueno de Mesquita
Paul Hunt
Publisher: 
United Nations Population Fund
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

From the introduction:

“Over half a million women die each year due to complications during pregnancy and birth. The vast majority of these deaths are preventable. At the Millennium Summit in 2000, States resolved to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters by the year 2015. This commitment is encapsulated in the Millennium Development Goals, which derive from the Millennium Summit commitments, and which have come to play a defining role in international development efforts. Goal 5 is a commitment to improve maternal health: the reduction of maternal mortality is an outcome chosen to assess progress in this regard. This resolve by States to reduce maternal mortality is not new. However, never before has the issue been given such prominence on the international development agenda.”

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Maternity care in the bush: using the Internet to provide educational resources to isolated practitioners

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English
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Online
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Sue Kildea
Kesley Barclay
Pat Brodie
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Rural and Remote Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Australia

Discusses the establishment and evaluation of an internet-based resource library targeting the needs of remote area maternity service providers.

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ISSN 14456354 (Online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal women and girls' health roundtable: final report (Inuktitut)

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National Aboriginal Health Organization, Ajunnginiq Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a national roundtable discussion, involving representatives from First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations and Health Canada, in Inuktitut. Lists recommendations to improve the health of Aboriginal women and girls.

Aboriginal women and girls' health roundtable: final report

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English
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Author: 
Deborah Chansonneuve
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National Aboriginal Health Organization, Ajunnginiq Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the results of a national roundtable discussion, involving representatives from First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations and Health Canada. Lists recommendations to improve the health of Aboriginal women and girls.

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ISBN 0973648937

Examining midwifery-based options to improve continuity of maternity care services in remote Nunavut communities

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English
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Online
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Sara Tedford Gold
John O'Neil
Vicki van Wagner
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Irnnisuksiiniq-Inuit Midwifery Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discuses a sustainable model of maternity for Nunavut communities as a comprehensive, collaborative, community-based continuum of
care that builds on and develops local capacity.

Exploring models for quality maternity care in First Nations and Inuit communities: a preliminary needs assessment

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National Aboriginal Health Organization, Ajunnginiq Centre
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies issues, priorities, best practices, and suggestions for improving maternity care in Inuit communities.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Populations at higher risk: when mainstream approaches don't work: a Best Start Resource Centre "how to" guide

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English
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Author: 
Paula Stanghetta
Publisher: 
Best Start Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents information about how to reach, engage and meet the needs of sub-populations at higher risk, in the context of preconception, prenatal and child health.

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