The goal of “Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at Birth: Orientation for Community-Based Workshops” is to orient community-health workers on the RMC concept. Objectives of the workshop as indicated in this slide deck are: Outline the current status of maternal health in relation to RMC. Discuss rights-based approaches related to RMC. Discuss selected strategies that reduce disrespect and abuse (D&A). Discuss the role of the community in promoting RMC. Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism. Develop action plans to support the implementation of RMC interventions at the community level. Summary: D&A deters facility-based childbirth and Skilled Birth Attendance remains low. D&A is a global problem and a violation of human rights. Interventions are low-cost but require a multipronged approach (policy, facility, and community level). The community has a role to play in preventing D&A.
"Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for community-based workshops." slide deck. New York: Population Council, 2014.
Heshima: Promoting Dignified and Respectful Care During Childbirth