Launch of the WHO Labour Care Guide and User’s Manual

Subject: Launch of the WHO Labour Care Guide and User’s Manual 

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the WHO Labour Care Guide and its User’s Manual (attached).

We would like to express our gratitude for your contributions, from the development of the WHO LCG to its pilot testing.

The WHO Labour Care Guide was developed to facilitate effective implementation of the WHO intrapartum care recommendations, and aims to support good-quality, evidence-based, respectful care irrespective of the setting or level of health care. The manual has been developed to help skilled health personnel who care for women during labour and childbirth to successfully use the WHO Labour Care Guide.

The following is now available online:

·         WHO Labour Care Guide and User’s Manual – available here  

·         A news story put together by HRP at the following link – available here

·         Twitter activity following @HRPresearch account. 

The results of the a mixed-methods, multi-country study, led by Burnet Institute and IECS, and evaluating usability, acceptability, and feasibility of the WHO LCG was published in BIRTH. You can access the publication here:

Kindly share this message with your networks for wide dissemination. 

Best regards,


 BONET SEMENAS, Mercedes []

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