Maternal and child health


is a crucial area in maintaining mother tochild wellness. It entails planning and developing suitable programsfor maintaining health systems that support maternal and childhealth. Countries that fail to implement adequate policies to guardmaternal and childcare risk increased maternal and infant mortalityrates. Developing countries are particularly challenges in deliveringquality maternal and childcare as a result, of limited health caresystems.

Advocacy is very important in the MCH field. The process of advocacyinvolves supporting, pleading or recommending active ways ofimplementing maternal and child health care. Advocacy is an importantprocess in promoting health systems that reduce mortality ratesresulting from poor mother and child health. An advocate is anyonewho campaigns for health systems that promote quality health carelike health practitioners, nurses, physicians, health systems thatsupport MCH, NGO’s or non-profit organizations supporting MCH.Lawyers, mothers and people who want to see mothers and children livehealthy can also be advocates in the MCH field.

Advocacy success can be improved in the MCH profession througheducating and creating awareness of the issue. Outlining the pros andcons of maternal and child health is an important way of lettingpeople know what it entails. Once advocates of MCH understand therole of MCH they will be able to prioritize the issue and give itmore importance. Advocacy success can be improved in the MCHprofession through making it a global initiative that helps integratethe management of childhood ailments and the development goals of themillennium. Extensive research on evidence based MCH in thedeveloping world will also help identify underlying problems andchallenges of reaching the set development goals. Once identified,MCH professions can solve the health issue amicably.


Kotch, J.(2013).&nbspMaternaland child health: Programs, problems, and policy in public health.Burlington, MA: Jones &amp Bartlett Learning.