NIHR Global Health Research on reducing Preterm and Stillbirth (DIPLOMATIC)

Work package 2 Define Core Dataset

We anticipate all work packages will begin in Malawi, and will then be undertaken in Zambia as the project progresses.

The DIPLOMATIC project is composed of eight interlocking Work Packages, with cross cutting capacity building in clinical trial methodology, database design and analysis, improvement science, and education in Malawi and Zambia.

Work Package 2

We will define a core dataset to measure outcomes of preterm birth and stillbirth care (prevention diagnosis and treatment) at a hospital level. Our aim is also to include measures which will describe key individual components of care (e.g., whether or not prenatal corticosteroids were administered). The primary purpose of this dataset is to support and inform routine clinical practice.

This has now been completed along with the contextual information in WP1 and released on

Lead collaborators on this Work Package are: Professor Mia Crampin in Malawi and Professor Rebecca Reynolds in UK.