Call for tools on experience of newborn care

Annie Portela

Dear Colleague,


The Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing (MCA) from the World Health Organization has commissioned a scoping review in order to better understand and standardize the different dimensions of experience and satisfaction with newborn care. A paper will be developed that compiles and summarizes measurement tools and indicators that can help guide research and action for respectful care of newborns.


While efforts have been placed towards improving women and newborns’ experience of care and to ensuring respectful person-centered care during childbirth, there is still no agreement on what constitutes the experience of newborn care. This review will build on the extensive work done to capture women’s experiences during maternity care and will complement it by assessing tools and indicators to measure experience of newborn care, and satisfaction with care during the postnatal period.

If you are aware of any literature, including academic articles, white papers, (project) reports, measurement tools or topic guides, etc., covering issues related to experience of or satisfaction with newborn care, including mistreatment of the newborn, please share the electronic file with us. We are looking for materials that were published after 2010.


For more information on the review and the concepts under study, you can access the full protocol by clicking here.

Please also share this email with your colleagues. Deadline: 20th October 2021

Thank you for your collaboration. We will be happy to share the background paper with you once the scoping review has been completed.


Kind regards,

Nicole Minckas



Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing

World Health Organization