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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.

Priority Objectives

  1. Accelerate efforts to implement the Roadmap to Accelerate Progress for Every Newborn in Humanitarian Settings 2020-2024, reinforcing emphasis on the mother/baby dyad.
  2. Advocate and generate evidence on strategies to enhance quality maternal and newborn care in humanitarian settings, linking with global and national quality of care initiatives.
  3. Collaborate and coordinate with other IAWG sub-working groups, humanitarian initiatives, and health sector initiatives to reduce inequities in accessing comprehensive care during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods.


  • Jhpiego
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Maternal and Newborn Health

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