Maternal and Child Health Care

Enlisted below are the basic concerns for:

Maternal Health Care

Basic concerns for maternal health care are:

  • Identify pregnant and lactating women in the community
  • Provide antenatal and postnatal care
  • Counsel for maternal nutrition,¬†prepare pregnant women for breastfeeding and HTSP (Healthy Timing & Spacing of Pregnancy)
  • Refer pregnant women for TT (Tetanus Toxoid) immunization
  • Identify danger signs of pregnancy and postpartum complications for giving obstetric first aid and prompt referral
  • Provide information and refer pregnant¬†women for safe delivery to trained personnel/facility

Infant Health Care

Basic concerns for infant health care are:

  • Identify children under five in the community
  • Counsel for infant care and child nutrition to promote exclusive breastfeeding 0-6 months and timely appropriate weaning
  • Refer infants for immunization, monitor growth of children under five, identify danger signs of childhood illnesses to provide first aid/refer