UNICEF in action
Maternal and child health (Flickr)
Some of the ways UNICEF is making a difference ...
§ Part of a global partnership together with UNFPA and WHO for maternal, newborn and child health in countries with high maternal mortality.
§ Working with policy makers to ensure that emergency obstetric care is a priority in national health plans.
§ Assisting partners and governments with assessments, training and logistics to improve maternal health.
§ Helping local communities provide information to women and their families on birth timing, nutrition and signs of pregnancy complications, amongst others.
§ Buying tetanus vaccines and helping to provide tetanus immunisations for pregnant women.
§ Providing micronutrients to pregnant women in vulnerable environments to stave off anaemia and birth defects.