Côte d’Ivoire just adopted standards and indicators for the quality of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, adapted from WHO’s Standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities and Standards for improving quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities.
The document validated by Côte d’Ivoire includes three components:
- Eight national standards and indicators for maternal and newborn health, listing what quality of care requires, and how to achieve it and measure it.
- Eight national norms for quality adolescent health services to support decision-makers in developing policies, and health leaders in planning health services that take into account the specific health and well-being needs of adolescents.
- Eight national standards for quality of care for children and young people. These standards focus on facility-based care and stress that care provided to adolescents and children should be evidence-based, safe, effective, timely, cost-effective, equitable and adapted to their age and their development stage.