Key Terms

Acronyms and Abbreviations

AN auxiliary nurse
ANM auxiliary nurse midwife
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CESCR United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CRVS civil registration and vital statistics
CSE comprehensive sexuality education
D&C dilatation and (sharp) curettage
D&E dilatation and evacuation
EML WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (or Essential Medicines List)
EmOC emergency obstetric care 
ERG External Review Group
ERRG Evidence and Recommendation Review Group
EST Evidence Synthesis Team
EtD Evidence to Decision
EVA electric vacuum aspiration
GDG Guideline Development Group
GRADE Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
GRC Guidelines Review Committee
HMIS Health management information systems
IUD intrauterine device
IUFD intrauterine fetal demise
IV intravenous
LMIS logistics management information systems
LMP last menstrual period
MVA manual vacuum aspiration
NEML national essential medicines list
NGO nongovernmental organization
NMRA national medicines regulatory authorities
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OCP oral contraceptive pill
PCB paracervical block
PHC primary health care
PICO population, intervention, comparator, outcome(s)
Rh Rhesus (blood group)
SDG Sustainable Development Goal
SRH sexual and reproductive health
STI sexually transmitted infection 
UHC universal health coverage
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
USA United States of America
VAS visual analogue scale 
WHO World Health Organization