D.45 - Detection of pregnancy disorders

D.45 - Detection of pregnancy disorders
Formulate plans for strengthening mechanisms for detecting problems during pregnancy, including at the preconception stage, improve the quality of antenatal care to include an intercultural perspective, guarantee the provision of a safe supply of blood for care during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum and puerperium period, and enhance compassionate care during delivery and birth and comprehensive perinatal care, bearing in mind the needs of women, boys, girls and families.
Priority measure number


The indicator “All primary health-care centres have updated and culturally appropriate essential obstetric and newborn care protocols” is proposed in priority measure 43. Measure 45 complements priority measures 87 and 95 on the right to health, including sexual and reproductive health, of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants, respectively.

Possible lines of action

1. Institute information and counselling programmes on consultation before conception to create conditions that will encourage women to prepare for a wanted pregnancy. 2. Establish the mechanisms to ensure that women in all parts of the country have access to essential obstetric and newborn care to detect and treat risks before they become serious threats to the health or life of the mother or baby, and to have access to suitable treatment in case of obstetrical complications. 3. Identify the cultural barriers between health services and users, and define and implement the changes needed to provide good quality care that respects and is sensitive to the needs of all women.


Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 3 (“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”), target 3.1 (“By 2030 reduce the global maternal mortality rate to less than 70 per 100,000 live births”) and target 3.2 (“By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and under-five children”).

D. Sexual and reproductive health