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National Guideline for Providing Essential Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services in the Context of COVID-19

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

These guidelines aim to: “guide the health care providers and managers for providing essential MNCH [Maternal, Newborn and Child Health] services in the context of COVID-19,” “standardize MNCH services to COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 cases throughout the country,” and “guide monitoring of MNCH services in the context of COVID-19.” The guidelines contain “gender considerations” including “[e]nsur[ing] continuity of care for SRH [sexual and reproductive health] services” and “[p]rovid[ing] appropriate supportive care and messaging with the intention [of] enhanc[ing] women’s safety, dignity and rights.”