Sexual and reproductive health

WHO safe childbirth checklist implementation guide

Improving the quality of facility-based delivery for mothers and newborns


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Publication details

Number of pages: 61
Publication date: December 2015
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 154945 5


This implementation guide has been developed to help birth attendants and health-care leaders successfully launch and sustain use of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist. Development, use and implementation of the Checklist are described in this guide. It covers how to introduce and ensure continuous use of the Checklist by engaging relevant stakeholders, how to launch the Checklist formally, and provides support for the process through coaching and data-sharing.

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