|Event||Launch of the WHO-UNICEF-JICA Guide on Strengthening Implementation of Home-based Records for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health|
|Date||20 April 2023|
|Time||8:00 am EST / 2:00 pm CEST (90 minutes)|
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of home-based records as a complement to facility-based records, to improve care seeking behaviours, men's involvement and support in the household, maternal and child home care practices, infant and child feeding, and communication between health workers and women, parents and caregivers.
Despite the wide use of home-based records, implementation challenges persist.
This guide, Strengthening implementation of home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health: a guide for country programme managers, was developed by the WHO, UNICEF and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the implementation needs.
At this official launch of the implementation guide, the WHO, UNICEF and JICA demonstrated how to use the guide to establish milestones to track progress against eight factors for successful implementation of home-based records, and discussed various country implementation experiences.
The webinar was hosted by the WHO, UNICEF and JICA, with the support of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the Quality of Care subgroup of the Child Health Task Force.