Sexual and reproductive health

Safe motherhood needs assessment

Version 1.1 - 2001 (Revised edition)

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Safe motherhood needs assessment

Publication details

Number of pages: 228
Publication date: 2001
Languages: English, French
Price: CHF 45.00 / US$ 45.00 - Developing countries: CHF 31.50
WHO reference number: WHO/RHT/MSM/96.18.Rev.1 - Web only


  • To order
    Complete kit comprises a manual and a diskette



This six-part, spiral-bound manual is designed to facilitate the process of development and implementation of safe motherhood programmes at the national level. It includes guidelines, model survey forms, a manual for trainers, a manual for surveyors, dummy tables for data entry and analysis, and guidelines for conducting a review of maternal deaths. It is accompanied by a diskette which includes electronic copies of the forms included in the manual.