Maternal and child health
WHO Philippines Maternal and Child Health Programme works with local public health departments, community based organizations, statewide organizations and other providers to provide and/or assure quality health services are delivered to mothers, children, and families in the country.
The primary areas of work focus are:
- increasing healthy birth outcomes;
- promoting and assuring comprehensive primary care for children, from birth to 21 year olds, including children with special health care needs;
- promoting healthy lifestyles among school-age youth, ages 6-21, including children with special health care needs;
- promoting access to safe, healthy child care, including children with special health care needs; and
- caring for the mother from pre-conception, pregnancy , intra-partum and postpartum.
Specific focus is given on technical assistance that will achieve MDG 4, reduction of child mortality rates), and MDG 5, which is improvement in maternal health.
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Jacqueline Flores Kitong, MD, MPH
Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition