IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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July 1, 2017 Global Publication

Integrated Person-Centered Health Care for All Women During Pregnancy: Implementing World Health Organization Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience

In 2015, Unnited Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to continue the momentum of the Milennium Development Goals and address a broarder range of development issues. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified target 3.8, universal health coverage, as the key to achieving all other health-related SDGs. To that end, Every Woman Every Child movement developed the Global Strategy for Women´s, Children´s, and Adolescentss´Health (2016-2030) with the aim of ending all preventable deaths of women, children, and adolescents and ensuring their health and well-being. The strategy provides a framework for countries to achieve the highest attainable standards of health for all women, children, and adolescents to  "Survive, Thrive and Transform". 

Nov. 14, 2016 Global Publication

How a Gender-sensitive Quality Improvement Approach Supports Integrated People-centered Health Services

Clients, family and friends, communities, and health providers are all influenced by the culture they live in and by that culture’s perspectives on gender. To ignore gender is to ignore a vital part of the people and their local context that the WHO framework aims to center. Gender must be considered in order to have truly people-centered health services. A gender-sensitive approach takes the different needs, constraints, and opportunities of women, men, girls, and boys into account and responds to them strategically in program design, implementation, and evaluation. By considering and responding to these differences, health services are more people-centered. The USAID ASSIST Project’s gender-sensitive approach facilitates analyzing the social and cultural influences that determine who has access to care, who remains in care, and who receives quality care, to be able to respond appropriately.