WHO Antenatal Care Guideline Implementation Guide
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WHO Antenatal Care Guideline Implementation Guide, published by World Health Organization (WHO). This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.3.0). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/WorldHealthOrganization/smart-anc/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions


This implementation guide provides implementation resources and guidance in support of applying the WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience:

WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience

This implementation guide is part of the WHO Smart Guidelines approach to support countries to integrate WHO global data and health recommendations into digital systems accurately and consistently. This new approach to global health in the digital age beings with maternal health and the launch of the WHO Smart Antenatal Care Guidelines

This guide is prepared to facilitate digital implementation of WHO ANC guidelines by providing FHIR-based computable representations of and implementation guidance for using the key components of the WHO ANC digital adaptation kit (DAK):

  • Health Interventions & Recommendations
  • Generic Personas
  • User Scenarios
  • Business Processes & Workflows
  • Core Data Elements
  • Decision Support Logic
  • Indicators & Monitoring
  • Functional & Non-functional Requirements

This guide is a companion to the Digital Adaptation Kit (DAK) and should be used side-by-side with it. Implementers are strongly encouraged to make use of the Digital Adaptation Kit as it contains a wealth of context and guidance that is intentionally not duplicated here. The focus of this guide is on the explanation and use of the computable artifacts.

Note that the content of this implementation guide is draft material that has not yet been tested or validated for use in production environments.

Note that this is a working draft currently in progress, and subject to change without notice. The current focus is on representation of generic personas, data elements, decision support logic, and indicators.

For a complete index of the contents of this implementation guide, refer to the Documentation page.