What's in a good birth? - join the webinar on WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

2 June, 2018

Dear HIFA and CHIFA colleagues

Please see invitation below (with thanks to Ornella Lancetto, WHO)


Join a webinar on:

'What's in a good birth?'

WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

Wednesday 6 June, 2018 at 8.00 am EST, noon GMT, 2.00 pm CEST, 3pm EAT, 5.30pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

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The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network), is organizing a webinar on ‘What’s in a good birth? WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience’. http://www.qualityofcarenetwork.org/

There has been a substantial increase over the last two decades in the application of a range of labour practices to initiate, accelerate, terminate, regulate or monitor the physiological process of labour, with the aim of improving outcomes for women and babies. This increasing medicalization of childbirth processes tends to undermine the woman’s own capability to give birth and negatively impacts her childbirth experience.

While introducing the new WHO guidelines on intrapartum care, the speaker will focus on the experience of care as a critical aspect of ensuring high-quality labour and childbirth care and improved woman-centred outcomes, and not just complementary to provision of routine clinical practices.

The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Presenter: Dr Olufemi Oladapo, maternal, perinatal, and newborn health research and public health expert, working in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO.

Who should join: Implementers and managers of maternal; and child health programmes, healthcare facility managers, NGOs, healthcare professionals.


· WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience: full publication

· WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience: executive summary

· Related infographics

· A “good birth” goes beyond having a healthy baby: commentary by Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents

See the details on all previous Quality of Care Network’s webinars:


The Quality of Care Network brings together countries and implementing partners to deliver the vision that “Every mother and newborn receives quality care throughout the pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal periods”. The Quality of Care Network is led by ten countries (Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda), and supports the implementation of national plans for quality improvement. Its Learning Platform is building a community of health practitioners across all levels of service delivery, to harvest local implementation ideas and share experiences within and across countries.


Link for attendees: https://who-meeting.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&site...


Audio conference information


Call-in toll number (UK): +44-203-478-5289

Global call-in numbers: https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/globalcallin.php?serviceType=E...

Access code: 845 959 843

For any question, contact:

Bénédicte Walter

Communication Consultant

Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Department

World Health Organisation/HQ

Tel (UK): +44 75 76 055 038

Skype: benedicte57



Best wishes, Neil

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