The National Maternity Services Framework needs to ensure responsive, sensitive maternity care systems that cater for the individual woman and respect her human rights.
On 28 October 2016, Safe Motherhood for All Inc. (SMFA) convened a Summit on Respectful Maternity Care – Contemporary Approaches. The Summit explored the challenges and opportunities of achieving respectful maternity care so as to inform a National Maternity Services Framework. The paper is the SMFA submission to the National Framework for Maternity Services Consultation.
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John F Kennedy