UNFPAReproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Interagency Field Manual
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CHAPTER THREE
Annex 3
 

Mother and Baby Package Interventions

1. Before and During Pregnancy

  • Information and services for family planning

  • STD/ HIV prevention and management

  • Tetanus toxoid immunization (1)

  • Antenatal registration and care

  • Treatment of existing conditions (for example, malaria (2) and hookworm), according to country policy

  • Advice regarding nutrition and diet

  • Iron/ folate supplementation

  • Recognition, early detection and management of complications (pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia, bleeding, abortion, anaemia)


2. During Delivery

  • Clean and safe (atraumatic) delivery

  • Recognition, early detection and management of complications at health centre or hospital (for example, haemorrhage, eclampsia, prolonged/ obstructed labour)


3. After Delivery: Mother

  • Management of complications at health centre or hospital (for example, haemorrhage, sepsis and eclampsia)

  • Postpartum care (promotion and support to breastfeeding and management of breast complications)

  • Information and services for family planning

  • STD/ HIV prevention and management

  • Tetanus toxoid immunisation


4. After Delivery: Newborn

  • Resuscitation

  • Prevention and management of hypothermia

  • Early and exclusive breastfeeding

  • Prevention and management of infections including ophthalmia neonatorum and cord infections

  • Recording of birth weight and referral of newborn for immunisations and growth monitoring


1. Two doses

2. Malaria prophylaxis to reduce low birth weight in endemic areas. Source: WHO
 


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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN REFUGEE SITUATIONS: AN INTER-AGENCY FIELD MANUAL