Patient safety

WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: December 2015
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/HIS/SDS/2015.26


The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist is a tool intended to improve the quality of care for women and babies at the time of childbirth. The Checklist is an organized list of evidence-based essential birth practices targeting major causes of maternal deaths, intrapartum-related stillbirths and neonatal deaths that occur in facilities around the world. An implementation guide has been developed alongside this Checklist to help facilities successfully implement it.

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