Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Development of Quality Indicators to Improve Perinatal Health Systems
Director / Head:
Prof. Karel Marsal
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Lund
+46 46 17 25 50
+46 46 15 78 68
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To contribute to the improvement of perinatal health in Europe and beyond by promoting the quality assurance of perinatal care.
- To assist WHO in teaching research methodology and scientific writing with focus on perinatology in European countries with short tradition of clinical research.
- On request of WHO to arrange/contribute to WHO sessions in international perinatal congresses.
- Child & maternal health
- Reproductive health (excluding HIV/AIDS)
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
4.3 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving maternal care applied at the country level, including technical support provided to Member States for intensified action to ensure skilled care for every pregnant woman and every newborn, through childbirth and the postpartum and postnatal periods, particularly for poor and disadvantaged populations, with progress monitored.
4.4 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving neonatal survival and health applied at country level, with technical support provided to Member States for intensified action towards universal coverage, effective interventions and monitoring of progress.
4.1 - Support provided to Member States to formulate a comprehensive policy, plan and strategy for scaling up towards universal access to effective interventions in collaboration with other programmes, paying attention to reducing gender inequality and health inequities, providing a continuum of care throughout the life course, integrating service delivery across different levels of the health system and strengthening coordination with civil society and the private sector.
FORT Alfredo Luis
+41 22 79 14206
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork