Table 1

Health practices covered by the programme

1Birth preparedness and institutional delivery
2Birth preparedness and safe delivery at home with a plan for seeking care in emergencies
3Iron and folic acid supplementation during pregnancy
4Preventive postnatal care services including clean cord care, immediate breast feeding and early follow-up on mother and child
5Skin-to-skin/kangaroo mother care for newborns
6Exclusive breast feeding for 6 months
7Age-appropriate complementary feeding for children aged 6–23 months
8Postpartum family planning among women who want to space and limit future births
9Complete immunisation of children aged under 2 years
10Handwashing with soap after using the toilet, after cleaning a baby’s bottom and before handling food
11Prevention and management of diarrhoea and pneumonia in children aged under 5 years