Sexual and reproductive health

Accelerated implementation of maternal and newborn continuum of care as part of improving reproductive health: mapping of in-country activities

Joint country support

Word Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF, World bank

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Publication details

Number of pages: 96
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 159973 3 - Web only


A joint scope of work for WHO, UNFPA UNICEF and The World Bank (UN H4) has been developed aimed at harmonizing support provided to countries in their efforts to accelerate progress on reduction of maternal mortality, and improve reproductive health including maternal and newborn health . As a first step, a baseline mapping of country specific activities within the seven action areas that are being supported by UN H4 partners, either individually or collectively, was carried out.

The exercise provided a rapid assessment of supported activities with a view to identify additional needs and gaps and help in defining necessary actions, in the priority 25 countries. The findings of the mapping exercise are summarized within this report.