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Latest research: Evaluation of WHO’s strategic approach to strengthening sexual and reproductive health policies and programmes

Researchers have carried out an evaluation to determine how the World Health Organization’s planning, policy, and program implementation process was used in 15 countries that requested technical support in addressing unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion.

The Maternity Transformation Programme Conference 2018

The Maternity Transformation Programme Conference will be held in February 2018, updating midwives and maternity support workers on transforming maternity care and delivering the ‘Better Births’ vision.

Vitamin supplementation before or during pregnancy reduces risk of autism

A study published in the JAMA Psychiatry suggests that women who took vitamin supplements and folic acid before or during pregnancy were less likely to have a child who would develop autism spectrum disorder.

Applications now welcome for the Iolanthe Midwifery Awards 2018

The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust is now accepting applications for their annual Iolanthe Midwifery Awards.

Guidance published on implementing Better Births recommendations

NHS England has published guidance for maternity services on implementing continuity of carer recommendations, published in the Better Births report as part of the National Maternity Review.

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