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Framework for Accelerating Community‐Based Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Women’s Health and Nutrition Interventions

Source: South Africa National Department of Health
Publication Date: June 1, 2012

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2012 framework from the South Africa National Department of Health that builds on the existing community Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesss programme to maximise service coverage and quality through 6 main service delivery modes: 1) regular home visits, 2) establishment of community‐based support groups, 3) joint outreach preventive and curative services by professional nurses and community healthcare workers, 4) twice yearly child health days, and 5) monthly visits to early childhood development centres; all of them supported by an effective community mobilisation strategy. Topics addressed include: maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition status in South Africa; evidence of effective maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition interventions; coverage of maternal, newborn, and child healh and nutrition interventions in South Africa; global practices and lessons learnt; government policies and initiatives; guiding principles; goals and objectives; strategies; community maternal, newborn, child, and women’s health and nutrition framework; package of services; community maternal, neonatal, child, and women’s health and nutrition systems, including community healthcare worker programme, recruitement and selection of community healthcare workers, remuneration of community healthcare workers, modus operandi, training of community healthcare workers, and equipment and tools; 10 important district level implementation steps; and community maternal, newborn, child, and women’s health and nutrition monitoring and evaluation framework.

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Keywords: HIV - Paediatric/Adolescent Patients, HIV - Pregnancy, HIV - Resource-Limited Settings, HIV - Women, Tuberculosis - Resource-Limited Settings