Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Mother-Baby Package: Implementing safe motherhood in countries

World Health Organization, Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Programme

Publication details

Number of pages: 89
Publication date: 1996
Languages: English, French
Price: CHF 15.00 / US$ 15.00 - Developing countries: CHF 10.50
WHO reference number: WHO/FHE/MSM/94.11 Rev.1



This practical guide explains how the new WHO Mother-Baby Package can be used as a powerful tool for improving the health of mothers and infants - immediately and dramatically. Designed for use in national programmes in the developing world, the package consists of 18 simple interventions that have often their capacity to reduce maternal and infant mortality in resource-poor settings.