- Good quality MNH services should, at a minimum, be safe, effective and acceptable.
- Quality is a complex concept and a number of dimensions need to be considered in providing good quality services. These include safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, equity, access, continuity, physical infrastructure, optimality and legitimacy.
- Taking a health systems approach to understanding quality enables a broad and comprehensive approach to improving MNH services.
- Good quality MNH services are important to provide at all levels of the health system and across all phases of the reproductive life cycle.
- However, there are particular times of high risk for the pregnant mother and the newborn when quality interventions can have the greatest positive impact on health outcomes.
Key messages for Section B was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by