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Sub-Working Group on Maternal and Newborn Health

Reducing preventable maternal and newborn mortality and inequities in access to quality care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.


The IAWG Maternal and Newborn Health sub-working group is a dedicated group of IAWG members who advocate and provide technical guidance for evidence-based maternal and newborn health programming for crisis-affected populations. You can download a designed overview of the Sub-Working Group here.

Priority Objectives

  1. To advocate for and support renewed investment in improving access and quality of essential maternal and newborn health care, with emphasis on the Minimum Initial Service Package for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations (MISP)
  2. To support the implementation of global guidelines and indicators in humanitarian-affected countries
  3. To strengthen collaboration with development and cross-sector initiatives to support frontline implementers efforts to improve access to quality care


  • UNFPA, Yemen
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Maternal and Newborn Health

Learn more about the state and priorities of maternal and newborn health during humanitarian settings.