The Advancing MNCH Topics section highlights several subject areas in which members of our community have a substantial interest and a significant portfolio of work. In addition to highlighting our community's publications, projects, people, and events, this section provides context, helpful background information, and links to important resources that will provide more comprehensive coverage. Some of our topics will overlap, and as our community grows, so will the number of topics that are published on our site. 

Gender Equity

Empowering women and girls and reducing gender inequality is key to improving the health of women, children, and households more broadly. 

Respectful Maternity Care

Respectful maternity care is a fundamental human right for all birthing persons. It is grounded in dignified, confidential, and high-quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Obstetric Complications

Complications that arise during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, or obstetric and neonatal complications, are important drivers of maternal and neonatal mortality.