• Advocacy on issues related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

  • Provision of guidance and technical expertise to the Ministry of Health and other relevant ministries for formulation/revision of policies related to maternal and child health

  • Development of strategies based on the policies

  • Designing / planning of MCH programme based on strategies

  • Identification of best practices, pilot testing and integration into the MCH programme

  • Provision of necessary direction, guidance, coordination and support to peripheral managers for implementation of national programmes

  • Provision of technical and managerial guidelines and protocols/formats including relevant duty lists.

  • Networking and partnership building with stake holders and programme implementers

  • Developing programme specific education and training materials

  • Capacity building of relevant staff; pre-service, in-service and post graduate

  • Provision of technical expertise to develop and revise curricula of basic and in service training of relevant health staff

  • Logistic management related to MCH programme

  • Advocacy for mobilization of funds from GoSL and other national and international sources

  • Ensuring the restoration and functioning of MCH services in emergency and special situations

  • Implementing donor funded projects liaising with development partners and provincial health staff

  • Surveillance of adverse MCH outcomes with special reference to maternal, perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of MCH services at national level

  • Provision of feedback reports to Ministry of Health, Development partners, implementing authorities and other relevant agencies

  • Conducting and coordinating operational research related to reproductive health