This training guide was produced by the Population Council as part of the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Resource Package developed by the Kenya Heshima Project. The Heshima Project, as part of the USAID Translating Research into Action (TRAction) project, was tasked with determining the manifestations, types, and prevalence of disrespect and abuse (D&A) in childbirth; identifying and exploring the potential drivers of D&A; and designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the impact of interventions for reducing D&A including generating lessons for scale-up. The Resource Package is based on the most effective interventions, and provides practical, low-cost, and easily adaptable strategies for facilities to improve RMC (the humane and dignified treatment of a childbearing woman throughout her pregnancy, birth, and the period following childbirth). The Resource Package is designed to support health facility managers, health care providers, and communities in confronting D&A during facility-based childbirth and to promote respectful maternity care. This training guide is intended to support facilitators in leading RMC workshops at the facility level.
Ndwiga, Charity, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Alice Maranga, Christine Ochieng, Mary Wanjala, Beatrice Chelang'at, Anne Njeru, Annie Gituto, George Odhiambo, Faith Mbehero, Lucia Maina, and Jeremiah Maina. 2014. "Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for facility-based workshops—Facilitator’s guide." New York: Population Council.
Heshima: Promoting Dignified and Respectful Care During Childbirth