Making Pregnancy Safer (Brochure)




Since 2001 the WHO Regional Office for Europe has strengthened its support to governments and partnering agencies in terms of guidance on maternal and neonatal health care, the goal being to make it a priority within public health in each country. In recent years, WHO has established several projects and initiatives to ensure that interventions for preventing death among mothers and newborn babies are available and equally accessible even in resource-constrained settings. The stories presented in this publication tell about mothers and fathers who have directly benefited from WHO initiatives. They and others have consented to narrate their personal experiences as an example of how appropriate intervention can positively affect people’s health.