More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth. In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017).
This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development
Cooper, R. (2018). Maternal, newborn and child health in emergency settings. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.