This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Achieving SDG 3 targets as elaborated in the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health (2016-2030) will require ensuring access to safe, effective, quality and affordable care to women and children. The 1st series of standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities was published in 2016. This 2nd series of paediatric framework and standards takes into consideration a child’s right to health while recognizing that their health, physical, psychosocial, developmental and communication needs differ from those of adults. The standards delineate what is required to respect children’s rights: ensuring child, adolescent and family-friendly health facilities and services; evidence-based clinical care; availability of child and adolescent-specific appropriate equipment; appropriately trained, competent staff. They also include health facility measures to facilitate implementation, track improvement and monitor performance. They are based on the eight domains of the framework for improving quality of care and address the most common conditions that affect children and adolescents in health facilities. It is a useful resource for policy makers. Click here to read the framework.