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

Work package 7 Barriers and Facilitators in Evidence Based Practices

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 7

We will identify and evaluate barriers and facilitators from the perspectives of individual women and their families, and in the wider social context, individual healthcare workers, hospital systems and Ministry of Health.  This will be done through a review of extant literature and new empirical research in selected sites (e.g. interviews, focus groups and ethnographic observations).

Lead collaborators on this Work Package are: Effie Chipeta in Malawi and Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Fadila Mazenderani and Sarah Parry in UK.