What We Do
HP+ works to catalyze action at both global and national levels to advance progress toward the World Health Organization's targets and strategies for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality; the Sustainable Development Goals; and the Every Woman, Every Child global strategy for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; as well as for USAID's plan for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths.
Our work advocates that maternal health and respectful maternity care issues be strongly reflected in global monitoring frameworks and agendas. To achieve this, we:
Help increase joint accountability and citizen engagement by mobilizing communities to demand quality, respectful, maternal-newborn care and harnessing innovative relationships with media and citizen journalists to elevate maternal newborn priorities
Engage in global dialogue, create and catalyze new partnerships, and strengthen multisectoral collaboration to improve policies; enhance the design and implementation of Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality and quality of care strategies; and advance respectful maternity care
Generate evidence for policy and financing by:
- Analyzing midwives' working conditions and barriers to improving quality of care
- Examining the barriers women face to accessing maternal and newborn care
- Promoting analytical models and tools to maximize equity and maternal-newborn outcomes
- Conducting reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) investment cases with the Global Financing Facility and to inform RMNCAH country plans
- Supporting respectful maternity care policy implementation and delivery of high-quality services for mothers and newborns
HP+ supports the role of midwives and women’s right to high-quality, respectful maternity care. By engaging stakeholders in a global advocacy campaign, HP+ is highlighting the barriers midwives face in providing care and advocating for midwives to be valued and respected.