Maternal Newborn Health

Healthy Futures for Pregnant Women, Mothers, and Newborns


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Through its Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) portfolio, the Population Council examines policies and develops interventions that ensure women and their children have vibrant livelihoods and promising futures. In 20 countries, the Council focuses on safe pregnancy, antenatal, and delivery care; postpartum maternal care; and newborn and infant health.

The Council develops sustainable methods for increasing positive health-seeking behaviors and outcomes by expanding services, decentralizing systems, and evaluating strategies to improve service delivery. Through implementation research, the Council provides policy and programmatic guidance that enhances comprehensive care targeted to women’s and children’s needs, and supports the implementation of those policies.

For more information about the Population Council’s work in MNH, visit our website.