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Gaceta Sanitaria

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FARIAS-JIMENEZ, Patricia; AROCHA-ZULUAGA, Gina Paola; TRUJILLO-RAMIREZ, Kenny Margarita  and  BOTERO-URIBE, Inés. Women-and Child-Friendly Institutional Strategies with an integral approach in Colombia. Gac Sanit [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.4, pp.326-329. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.02.008.

It is uncommon to implement and document a maternal and child healthcare strategy on a territorial and institutional level is infrequent. Therefore, we aimed to describe the experience of a consulting team composed of two physicians, two nurses and two nutritionists, whose purpose was to support the introduction of the Women- and Child-Friendly Institutional Strategy with an integral approach in 25 healthcare institutions in three Colombian departments (Cauca, Huila and Nariño), according to unmet basic needs. The Women- and Child-Friendly Institutional Strategy, considered a senior management strategy, promotes a specific method that allows monitoring of institutions during the implementation of a health and nutritional care strategy for women and children, and offers them the possibility of voluntarily becoming accredited as a Women- and Child-Friendly Institutions.

Keywords : Health plan implementation; Perinatal care; Child health services; Comprehensive health care; Quality of health care; Continuity of patient care.

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