Dive Deeper into the Issues

We heard you! The maternal and newborn health community is challenged by information overload and a lack of availability of clear, succinct, evidence-based information available to them in one place.  The following pages highlight key information and resources related to critical MNH topics.  We are just getting started and will continue to add more content and issues. This initial set of issues build upon the topics featured at the AlignMNH Opening Forum and will continue expand in the coming months.


Discover key evidence on the global burden of stillbirth, resources related to ending preventable stillbirth, global recommendations and guidance on ending preventable stillbirth, country experiences, and implementation resources and tools to support country implementation. Includes linked materials on respectful care, quality of care, and maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response. Learn more.

Maternal Mental Health

Discover resources related to the prevalence of common perinatal mental disorders (CMPDs), implementation approaches, strategies for integration into healthcare services, country experiences, and advocacy materials for women and families coping with mental health conditions. Learn more.

Mother-Baby Dyad & Continuum of Care

When women and newborns receive high quality care during pregnancy, at the time of birth, and in the early postnatal period, women stay healthy and babies get the best start in life. Supporting integrated packages of essential, proven interventions for women and newborns – delivered at a time and place that is feasible and acceptable – saves lives.  Learn More. 

MNH Targets, Measurement & Data

Want to learn more about measurement for maternal and newborn health?  We pulled together an overview of the latest information and resources about global maternal and newborn health (MNH) targets, global MNH metrics Technical Advisory and Working Groups, and MNH metrics resources. Learn More.

Small & Sick Newborns

Newborns who are born too early, too small, or who become sick in the first few weeks of life, are extremely vulnerable to long-term disability or death. Learn more and find recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes, standards for caring for small and sick newborns, as well as the latest evidence and reflections on the use of antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth in different settings. Learn More.


COVID-19 resulted in service interruptions, lockdowns, and economic hardship that exacerbated the existing challenges that many families face in accessing quality, timely MNH care. Learn more and find resources about essential MNH care in the COVID-19 context, including resources on emerging experience and response, targets and measurement for COVID-19, job aids, and guidance for COVID-19 across the continuum of care.  Learn More.

We are just getting started
These pages are just the beginning. We welcome your input and suggestions as we continue to build these issue pages.  If you have additional resources or issues that you would like to see, please provide feedback or contribute additional resources and content.
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