Practical lessons from global safe motherhood initiatives: time for a new focus on implementation.

  title={Practical lessons from global safe motherhood initiatives: time for a new focus on implementation.},
  author={Lynn P Freedman and Wendy J. Graham and Ellen Brazier and Jeffrey Michael Smith and Tim Ensor and Vincent Fauveau and Ellen M Themmen and Sheena M Currie and Koki Agarwal},
  volume={370 9595},
The time is right to shift the focus of the global maternal health community to the challenges of effective implementation of services within districts. 20 years after the launch of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, the community has reached a broad consensus about priority interventions, incorporated these interventions into national policy documents, and organised globally in coalition with the newborn and child health communities. With changes in policy processes to emphasise country ownership… CONTINUE READING


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