Most preventable maternal deaths & child deaths occur in settings of conflict, displacement & natural disasters. While the first priority is to restore service provision to save lives, all actors involved in provision of health services must also ensure quality of care. How can we plan for action in unstable settings? The World Health Organization is currently working with partners to address quality of care in fragile, conflict-affected and vulnerable settings.
Photo: Iftikhar, 29, cradles her son, Hassan, in the neonatal intensive care unit at Al Sabeen Maternal Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, in October 2019.© UNICEF/UNI224661/AlGhabri