Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Strengthening the capacity of community health workers to deliver care for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

12 June 2015 -- Given the growing momentum and interest in training community health workers, the United Nations health agencies (H4+) have developed this technical brief to orient country programme managers and global partners as to key elements for strengthening the capacity of CHWs, including health system and programmatic considerations, core competencies, and evidence-informed interventions for CHWs along the SR/MNCAH continuum of care.

Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers

16 January 2015 -- WHO new guidance “Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers” is a practical tool that describes what are the competencies required in primary care to effectively deal with adolescent clients, and how these competencies can be integrated into the professional education.

Treatment of childhood pneumonia at health facilities

28 October 2014 -- Pneumonia continues to be the biggest killer worldwide of children under five years of age. Although the implementation of safe, effective and affordable interventions has reduced pneumonia mortality from 4 million in 1981 to just over one million in 2013, pneumonia still accounts for nearly one-fifth of childhood deaths worldwide.

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of WHO-approved recommendations, and the evidence supporting them, and to assist national child health programmes in revising their guidelines to conform to the new recommendations.

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