|Document ID (ISN)||108092|
||978-92-2-120403-9 (En); 978-92-2-220403-8 (fr); 978-92-2-320403-7 (es)
|Convention or series no.
||Safe maternity and the world of work
||Maternité sans risques et le monde du travail [in French]|
La maternidad sin riesgo y el mundo del trabajo [in Spanish]
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. vi, 28p. Illus. 55 ref.
||http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/condtrav/pdf/safemat_07.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/condtrav/pdf/safematfr_08.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/condtrav/pdf/safematsp_08.pdf [in Spanish]
||Maternal mortality is very high in developing countries. This report explains how it can be reduced by action at the workplace. It argues that while decent work and poverty reduction are key to improving the health of women everywhere, social health protection is essential to protect women and their families against the financial burden of maternal health care. Social health protection provides financial accessibility to health care services. Main topics covered in this booklet: reality and reasons for maternal mortality; improving maternity protection and health through the workplace; implementing, extending and improving social health protection; promoting decent work for health workers. An appendix lists the countries having ratified various international labour standards with particular relevance to maternity and to health workers.
||ILO; mortality; international agreements; expectant mothers; role of government; health care personnel
||informal sector; social aspects; developing countries; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services