Making pregnancy safer – Tool for assessing the performance of the health system in improving maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health




This tool was designed to complement the ‘European strategic approach for making pregnancy safer – improving maternal and perinatal health’1 and builds on the experience gathered in countries by WHO/Europe in recent years in the implementation of the making pregnancy safer programme and the Effective Perinatal Care training package (2008) The aim of the tool is to help Member States, particularly ministry of health officers and key technical professionals, in their efforts to improve the health of mothers, newborn babies, children and adolescents within the ongoing health reform process.