A UNICEF website connecting practitioners in child and maternal health
The Life-Saving Commodities website allows experts in maternal and child health to share information.
Since 2012, 450 health experts from 83 organizations have been implementing the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities’ recommendations to increase access to and use of 13 essential commodities for women’s and children’s health. In order to ensure that these resources are available in high-burden countries, UNICEF created the Life-Saving Commodities Practitioners’ Network, pooling know-how and sharing resources with practitioners and decision-makers in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH). The network, hosted on a web platform, provides a members-only community of practice for collaborative working and reflection on adapting life-saving commodities in high-burden countries. It also hosts public knowledge exchange, through an extensive knowledge library as well as ask-the-expert features. Launched in August 2016, the network and website contribute to a new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health.
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