Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care

A Handbook

No. of pages: 164

Publication Date: 2009

Author: World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNICEF and AMDD

Publisher: World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNICEF and AMDD

ISBN: 978 92 4 154773 4

The Emergency Obstetric Care Handbook is the revised version of the former "Guidelines for assessing the availability, use and quality of obstetric services published jointly in 1997 by UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and AMDD (the Averting Maternal Death and Disability programme of Columbia University).

Access to emergency obstetric care (EmOC) for all pregnant women with complications is one of the 3 pillars of the reduction of maternal mortality, the fifth MDG.

Kindly note that the preliminary French version of the Handbook is also linked here, and a final version will be posted as soon as available.

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