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Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health today Overview and implementation analysis

www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds.

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. Together with our 189 member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, we reach 97 million people annually through long-term services and development programmes as well as 85 million people through disaster response and early recovery programmes. We act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so with impartiality as to nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, class and political opinions. Guided by Strategy 2020 – our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of this decade – we are committed to ‘saving lives and changing minds’. Our strength lies in our volunteer network, our communitybased expertise and our independence and neutrality. We work to improve humanitarian standards, as partners in development and in response to disasters. We persuade decision-makers to act at all times in the interests of vulnerable people. The result: we enable healthy and safe communities, reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace around the world.

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Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health today Overview and implementation analysis

Table of contents Acknowledgements 4 Introduction 7 Section 1 Experiences from the field

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1.1 Afghan Red Crescent Society

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1.2 Ethiopian Red Cross Society

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1.3 Guatemalan Red Cross

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1.4 Haiti Red Cross Society

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1.5 Honduran Red Cross

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1.6 Liberian Red Cross Society

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1.7 Myanmar Red Cross Society

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1.8 Nicaraguan Red Cross

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1.9 Pakistan: Working with partners and Pakistan Red Crescent Society

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1.10 Somali Red Crescent Society

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Section 2 Finding the way forward

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References and documents reviewed

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Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health today Overview and implementation analysis

Acknowledgements Project coordinator: Dr Arvind Bhardwaj, Senior Officer, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Immunization Consultant: Aradhna Duggal National Societies: Afghan Red Crescent Society, British Red Cross, The Canadian Red Cross Society (Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and the Pindoff Trust), Danish Red Cross, Ethiopian Red Cr