Work package 5 - Implement an optimum package of postpartum
interventions and monitor the implementation at each study
To implement and monitor the
selected interventions for postpartum and newborn care at the
research sites in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.
- To introduce the developed intervention packages within the
health system of the 4 selected research sites;
- To monitor the implementation of the intervention packages
through a set of selected monitoring indicators and through
site/supervision visits to the research sites; and
- To evaluate the implementation process and provide assistance
and recommendations if the implementation is hampered or
This work package
corresponds with the third research phase and with stage 5
(translation of decision into action) and 6 (operational
evaluation) of the health system research approach.
To enhance the
implementation of the selected packages of interventions a
methodology for implementation and monitoring of postpartum
interventions and services will be developed. At each study site
implementation needs will be assessed and an implementation and
monitoring plan will be devised. The plan will include scheduling
of activities needed for smooth project implementation; e.g.
organizing of training, development of guidelines, meeting with
health officials, supervision and monitoring.
For monitoring a set of
realistic indicators will be selected focused on measuring inputs,
processes and outputs of implementation. Most of these indicators
will be site-specific and tailored to the selected interventions
package. However, a set of common indicators will be identified to
enable comparison of implementation across the four study sites.
Monitoring will be a continuous process. Every 6 months a brief
monitoring report will be compiled and disseminated. Based on the
findings of these reports, implementation plans may be adapted to
enhance the implementation process.
outcome of work package 5 is to have a smooth implementation of the
selected packages of interventions at each of the study