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Unit Five: Prevent Excess Maternal and Newborn Morbidity and Mortality

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At the end of the unit, learners will be able to:

  • explain why preventing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality is a priority;
  • explain what clean and safe delivery, essential newborn care, and basic and comprehensive EmONC services must be made available and accessible in crises;
  • define the requirements for an effective referral system;
  • list ways to ensure post-abortion care is available and what to do if a woman presents for care; and
  • explain how to make supplies and commodities available for clean delivery and immediate newborn care if access to a health facility is not possible.

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