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Major maternal and children health service work in 2015

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Updated: 2015-04-22

The National Health and Family Planning Commission will insist on reform and rule of law in integrating family planning and health services. The commission will strive to realize the millennium development goals and the national 2011-2015 plan.

I. Strengthen management by law and safeguard scientific development of maternal and child health.

1. The NHFPC will strengthen legal sense and improve laws and regulations. It will push for implementation of the maternal and infant health care law and family planning regulations. Preliminary studies will be conducted on modifying and implementing the law. The commission will formulate or modify prenatal diagnosis, delivery and disabled child medical identification standards.

2. The commission will enhance law-based services and supervision. It will strengthen legal management for maternal and infant care and strictly supervise the entry of technical service institutes and personnel. Guidance and allocation will be made to strengthen management of assisted reproduction. The commission will modify assisted reproduction standards, enhance administrative examination and approval, establish long-term supervision, and deal with foul play.

II. Solve major maternal and child health problems

3. The NHFPC will integrate maternal and child health resources. It will look into communities and hold meetings to share experiences, and guide regions in carrying out the integration work.

4. The commission will improve maternal and infant safety. It will formulate premature infant health standards and guidance, popularize technologies in delivery, high-risk pregnancy and newborn resuscitation, standardize assessment of critically ill pregnant and lying-in woman and newborn death, and explore the establishment of transfer treatment mechanism for those in critical conditions.

5. The commission will improve maternal and child health facilities development and formulate guidance on standardized facilities. Assessment standards for three-level maternal and child health care facilities will be drawn up, and internal management and service procedures will be optimized. The commission will enhance material and infant science discipline construction and carry out one-on-one assistance program.

6. The commission will enhance prevention and treatment of birth defects. It will study current premarital check-ups, summarize and popularize good experience, and push for 80-percent coverage of free progestation eugenics exams for urban and rural residents this year. It will review clinical testing room quality, strengthen risk evaluation quality inspection, and carry out terminal assessment of the national 2011-2015 plan. Programs that supply folic acid will continue, thalassemia prevention and control programs will be expanded, and personnel training and lab development will be enhanced. The commission will strengthen prenatal diagnosis technology management, explore the establishment of quality control system, carry out pilot training facilities, expand neonatal disease screening in poverty-stricken areas, and explore an improved and free birth defect prevention service covering pregnancy and infancy.

III.Plan maternal and infant health service work

7. The NHFPC will carry out the national development outlines for women and child, and carry out major work on the two outlines. It will study major maternal and infant health problems and take care of preparation for the mid-stage assessment of the two outlines.

8. The commission will push model projects in maternal and child health service, issue guidance and carry out assessments. It will announce the first group of model counties (cities and districts) for quality maternal and child health service, and offer guidance to regions in toughing up professional skills and enhancing supervision of infant hospital review.

9. The commission will push for equal access to maternal and child public health service and expand those stated in the national essential public health services. It will implement the National Child Development Plan in Poor Regions and improve child nutrition and health worker training in poor area. Preschoolers' health management will be taken care of in less developed areas. The commission will give subsidy to institutional delivery in rural area and carry out checks of breast and cervical cancers for rural women. It will push for prevention of HIV/AIDS, syphilis and hepatitis B, strengthen special training and publicity for maternal and infant health, and explore free fertility services.

10. The commission will strengthen women's health care, and standardize screening of common diseases. It will carry out quality inspection of breast and cervical cancer for rural women and assess HPV exams. Climacteric hygiene outpatient service will be standardized, related guidance and procedures will be formulated, and training will be arranged. The commission will work out the Adolescent Health Service Standards and push for friendly outpatient service for the youth.

11. The commission will strengthen child healthcare services. Early childhood development programs will be carried out and demonstration facilities will be evaluated. Faculty training and communications will be enhanced. The commission will report and train on hygiene at nurseries and kindergartens. It will explore screening-diagnosis and treatment for child disability, and survey child physical development nationwide for the fifth time. The national hotline 12320 and maternal and child care institution hotlines will offer breastfeeding consultation. The commission will sum up mother-child intervention projects in western rural areas, and standardize a mother-child health handbook. Survival, protection and development strategies will be formulated for Chinese children.

12. The commission will strengthen family planning technical services. Free family planning service will be carried out, and informed choice of contraception will be promoted. The commission will strengthen family planning quality supervision and medical appraisement for sick and disabled children, and take care of rebirth technical service guidance. Contraceptives management will be strengthened, a government contraceptive directory will be established, and adverse reactios will be monitored. The commission will improve costs settlement standards and safeguard family planning operations. One-on-one contraception and birth control service will be conducted, and safe contraception demonstration project will be promoted.

13. The commission will strengthen maternal and child health information work. Maternal and child health monitoring and annual reporting work will be strengthened, staff training will be offered at community level, quality control and evaluation will be improved, and data analysis and utilization will be conducted.

The commission will modify the national maternal and child health survey system and improve the service index system. It will launch provincial health indicator surveys, develop information management on birth certificates, and develop a national population birth database.

IV. Strengthen publicity and work style development

14. The NHFPC will publicize major maternal and child health policies nationwide. It will work with the media to report advanced cases and carry out programs in maternal and child health.

15. The commission will streamline meeting documents, raise efficiency in communications and coordinations, and create a clean work environment.

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