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Andre Lalonde

12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care

  • Speaker: Andre Lalonde , MD FRCSC MSc
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

The International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO) and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) joined forces developing a single global initiative to provide guidance and support for safe and respectful maternity care. This work was built upon their previous initiatives and incorporates the most recent evidence and insights relating to quality maternal, newborn and child health provision. It also reflects much of the work being carried out by many organizations involved in maternal and newborn health throughout the world.

This initiative, The International Childbirth Initiative (ICI): 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care was launched as a FIGO Presidential Initiative for 2018-2021 during the World Congress in Brazil in 2018 in a special side event with presentations from key partner organizations. ICI provides clear steps for the implementation of evidence-based maternity care worldwide, acknowledging the interaction between the MotherBaby dyad and Family environment as well as their interactions with health providers-and-systems. It provides a web-based platform of support for implementation and a self-initiated and self-reflective quality improvement cycle.