Integrating maternal, newborn, child health and non-communicable disease care in the sustainable development goal era

Svetlana Akselrod, Anshu Banerjee, Téa E. Collins*, Shambhu Acharya, Nazira Artykova, Ian Askew, Nino Berdzuli, Sergey Diorditsa, Rudolf Eggers, Jill Farrington, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Carina Ferreira-Borges, Bente Mikkelsen, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Victor Olsavszky, Kidong Park, Howard Sobel, Huong Tran, Melita Vujnovic, Martin WeberWilson Were, Nuhu Yaqub, Daria Berlina, Catherine L. Dunlop, Luke N. Allen

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Abstract

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) are two deeply intertwined health areas that have been artificially separated by global health policies, resource allocations and programming. Optimal MNCH care can provide a unique opportunity to screen for, prevent and manage early signs of NCDs developing in both the woman and the neonate. This paper considers how NCDs, NCD modifiable risk factors, and NCD metabolic risk factors impact MNCH. We argue that integrated management is essential, but this faces challenges that manifest across all levels of domestic health systems. Progress toward Sustainable Development targets requires joined-up action.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1183712
Number of pages8
JournalFrontiers in public health
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2023

Keywords

  • non-communicable disease (NCDs)
  • maternal health
  • child health
  • newborn health
  • policy and guidelines

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