Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

The following resources share program experiences and guidance in maternal, newborn and child health.

  • Care Group Info Website

    The Care Group Info website is a clearinghouse of information and materials developed by different organizations regarding experiences with the Care Group methodology. Key contributing organizations are Food for the Hungry, USAID, World Relief, and the Core Group. 
  • Care Groups in Emergency and Post-Emergency

    This narrated presentation describes Food for the Hungry’s and other partner organization’s  experiences in using the Care Group methodology to address health and development needs in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. 

  • Child Survival Community Health Curriculum (Nias)

    The health lessons in the curriculum are delivered by Community Health Facilitators (CHF). Each CHF works with several mothers’ groups under the Care Group Model. The curriculum consists of five modules covering Maternal & Neonatal Care; Immunization; Diarrhea; Acute Respiratory Infection; & Nutrition + Breastfeeding, plus a Christian-based holistic Foundational Module preface. 

    This manual was developed as part of the Medical Teams International Child Survival project in Nias, Indonesia.
  • Community Based Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses Program Guide

    This document provides an overview of the Community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (C-IMCI) framework. The C-IMCI framework consists of three elements and a multi-sectoral platform that focus on specific behaviors and practices of health workers and caregivers of young children.

  • Community Based Integration of Childhood Illnesses Facilitators Guide

    The facilitators guide was developed to equip volunteer Community Health Promoters (CHP) in a Child Survival Project with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to teach and support Household Health Promoters (HHP) to prepare for their work. The guide is divided into six modules including: facilitating adult learning, breastfeeding and nutrition, immunization, diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. Download now.
  • Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

    This document, developed by MCHIP,  is an in-depth review of issues and questions that should be considered when addressing key issues relevant for large-scale CHW programs.

  • Essential Care for Every Baby

    Essential Care for Every Baby by the American Academy of Pediatrics includes downloadable flip chart, provider guide, action plan and parent guide that can be downloaded for free. Available in Spanish as well. 

  • Get Smart: Know when antibiotics work

    This program works to make sure antibiotics are prescribed only when they are needed and used as they should. It focuses on common illnesses that account for most of the antibiotic prescriptions written for children and adults in doctors’ offices and other outpatient settings. This includes links to resources, current evidence based practice, and education materials for patients and health care providers. Available in Spanish and English. 
  • Helping Babies Breathe

    Helping Babies Breathe is a downloadable guide created by the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach neonatal resuscitation in low resource settings. This link includes an implementation guide, a training kit that includes a link to ordering equipment (including a newborn simulator), and a facilitation video. This resources is also available in Spanish. 

  • Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth - Training Package.

    This resource includes a provider guide, flip chart, and poster. Available in English, Spanish, French, Swahili, and HIndi. You will need to register with reprolineplus to access (for free).

  • ICATT-IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool

    ICATT is an innovative software application to support the implementation of the WHO/UNICEF strategy on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The tool provides the possibility to adapt the generic IMCI guidelines at national and sub-national levels, and to develop ICATT-based training courses that fit into various training approaches.
  • IMCI Chart Booklet

    The WHO IMCI chart booklet is for use health professionals who see young infants and children less than five years old. It facilitates the use of the IMCI case management process in practice and describes a series of all the case management steps in a form of IMCI charts. The chart booklet is divided into two main parts: Sick child aged 2 months to 5 years, and Sick young infant aged up to 2 months. Each of these parts contains IMCI charts corresponding to the main steps of the IMCI case management process.
  • IMCI Distant Learning Course

    This distance learning course was developed by WHO. The basis for the distance learning options (for both ICATT and paper-based distance learning IMCI) is that potentially IMCI could be scaled up in a short period without health workers needing to leave their clinics for the traditional 2-week period. Early implementation using these paper-based IMCI materials has shown to be feasible, acceptable and cost-saving in several countries. These self-study modules include the traditional IMCI areas such as General Danger Signs, Young Infant, Cough or Difficult Breathing, Diarrhoea, Fever, Ear infections, Malnutrition and Anaemia, HIV as well as a new module on Well Child Care.
  • Improving quality of basic newborn resuscitation in low resource settings

    This provides a framework for implementing these programs, but does not provide any curriculum.  
  • Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

    The K4Health Project is led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs, in partnership with FHI 360 and Management Sciences for Health. Works to improve access to and sharing of global, regional, and country-specific public health knowledge, particularly about family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). Approaches its work from a knowledge management (KM) perspective. Sometimes called “KME” for “knowledge management and exchange.” The organization works to evaluate the knowledge sharing structures in health programs and systems to find ways for knowledge to be shared more effectively. Its products and services strengthen the KME capabilities of the global health sector. 5 Lessons on integrating family planning and maternal health.
  • Managing Postpartum Hemorrhage

    This is a WHO education guide with eleven modules to teach midwives on how to manage postpartum hemorrhage. This is a downloadable pdf available in English and Portuguese. 
  • Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

    The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program provides technical support in program design, monitoring, implementation and evaluation to grantees supported through USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program, the President’s Malaria Initiative and other non-governmental organizations participation in USAID Mission supported initiatives.
  • Medical Teams International Reproductive Health Standards

    This document represents Medical Teams International’s reproductive health standards that it upholds in all of its work.
  • Multi-Part Toolkit on Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention and Treatment

    This toolkit, created by FIGO and ICM, is designed to provide infor & materials for: (1) HCPs so that they can prevent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) through AMTSL and manage the most common causes; (2) health mngt teams & health facility managers so that they can ensure that all of the necessary supplies & equipment are available to practice AMTSL; and (3) policy makers so that they can advocate for necessary policy change to assure that active management of the third stage of labor is available to all women giving birth. This toolkit is only available online, It is available in English, French and Spanish. Visit the site.

  • Reducing Child Malnutrition and Childhood Deaths Using Care Goups

    This 2009 narrated presentation describes Food for the Hungry’s experience in using the Care Group Methodology to reduce hunger and malnutrition.