Maternal and child health and nutrition
WHO actively assists the Government in the development of plans, policies and strategies for improving the health, survival and nutrition of women and children, by reviewing data, enhancing access and quality of reproductive, maternal and child health care services, promoting appropriate feeding practices, protecting young children against vaccine-preventable diseases, and promoting the health of children of school age. WHO provides guidance to adapt and implement packages of evidence based, cost effective interventions to be delivered along the continuum of care through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, newborn care and care of the child.
WHO assists to implement demonstration projects on maternity waiting homes and newborn care units in remote districts. WHO is also looking at improving the management of reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections (RTI/STI) and the prevention and control of cervical cancer in reproductive health care services.