Our Portals & Sites


Mother and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health Resources

Safe Pregnancy and Birth Mobile App - Hesperian Health Guides.

Safe Pregnancy and Birth Mobile AppExplore the app - Hesperian’s comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth contains a wealth of information on:

• how to stay healthy during pregnancy
• how to recognize danger signs during pregnancy, birth, and after birth
• what to do when a danger sign arises
• when to refer a woman to emergency care
• instructions for community health workers with step-by-step explanations such as "How to take blood pressure", "How to treat someone in shock", "How to stop bleeding".

For iPhone and iPod Touch: Download the app for free from the iTunes store.

For Android: Download the beta release of the Android version for free from the Google Play app store.

As this is a beta release, we are aware that it still needs a little work in places. We welcome feedback and code contributions to help improve the experience. Please reach out to us at [email protected], and you can find the source code here.

Don’t have an iPhone or Android? If you don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can preview the app here. (Please keep in mind that the app was built to be viewed on a mobile device, so please forgive us if the quality is not perfect.)

CHW Central, an online resource for information and dialogue about Community Health Workers (CHW). CHWs play an important role in increasing access to health services in poor and underserved communities around the world. CHW Central supports community health workers and strengthens CHW programs around the world by connecting experts, practitioners, and supporters in interactive discussion forums and sharing the latest developments in CHW research, practice, and policy.

Search the CHW Central resource database for training materials, tools, journal articles, and more.

Other websites and organizations that provide additional information on CHW programming, policy, and practices.

Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health - Tools for Assessment and Improvement

bettercare learning programmes

We provide the learning programme, you run the course. A learning programme is the curriculum and study material you need to run a course, all in one book.

Whether you lead a study group or manage formal training, our learning programmes make your job simpler and easier.

To take tests, you must register with your email address or cell number. It is free to register and to take tests.

Printed books: Learning is easiest with printed books. To order printed books, email [email protected] or call +27 76 657 0353. Visit bettercare.co.za for information.
Download our catalogue

Adult HIV Breast Care Child Healthcare Childhood HIV Childhood TB Congential Disorders Ebola Prevention and Control Fetal Heart Rate Handbook Infection Prevention and Control Intrapartum Care Maternal Care Maternal Mental Health Mother and Baby Care for Community Health Workers Mother and Baby Friendly Care Newborn Care Perinatal HIV Primary Maternal Care Primary Newborn Care Saving Mothers and Babies Well Women Facilitator's Guide


Mother and Child Health


Follow MotherChild on Twitter  Connect with MotherChild on Facebook  Subscribe to HealthPhone on YouTube

HealthPhone: Health, Nutrition, Medical Training Videos

Vikaspedia: Reaching the ‘un-reached’ communities of India

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
Except where otherwise noted, some rights reserved under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

© The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust
a U.S. 501(c)(3) non profit organization