The scope of this MPNH policy includes all activities and programme decisions concerned with improving individuals’ healthcare during the childbearing lifecycle. The policy aims to inform academic curriculum development, research priorities, advocacy messages development, civil society mandates, community initiatives and service delivery. It provides a framework for all sectors and levels of business, social services and health care delivery models. The policy focusses on the reproductive lifecycle from pre-conception in preparation for safe motherhood, the antenatal period, the foetus, delivery, and through the neonatal and postnatal periods, including access to post-delivery contraception. The policy targets frontline workers, clinical managers, facility planners, human resource managers, financial managers and infrastructure managers at all levels of care.
Maternal and Child Health
National Department of Health