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Interim Guidance for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in COVID-19 Pandemic

Date Enacted: May 2020
Country: Nepal
Region: South Asia

The Reproductive Health (RH) sub-cluster of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) created guidelines to “ensur[e] access to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCAH) services while ensuring physical distance (social distance).” The guidelines contain sections on: “MNH [maternal and neonatal health] services including Provide Antenatal, Intrapartum and Postnatal Care,” “Postpartum Home Visit” both for women with and without COVID-19 symptoms, and “Safe Abortion Services” including “Distance Health Education through digital ad call channel – on Safe Abortion Services to clients seeking for information, service availabilities, options, drug regimen and symptoms of complication.”