Work package 7 - Cross-country analysis of critical determinants of sustainability and replicability of postpartum care for women and newborns

 

Overall objective

To improve health system knowledge by cross-country analysis of critical determinants of and barriers to sustainability and replicability of interventions to improve postpartum services and outcomes at the research study sites.

 

Specific objectives
  • To design tools and methods to analyze critical determinants of and barriers to sustainability and replicability of the intervention;

  • To analyze critical determinants of and barriers to sustainability and replicability of the intervention; and

  • To provide lessons learned and recommendations on critical determinants and barriers of sustainability and replicability of the intervention.

     

Description

This work package corresponds with the fifth research phase and with stage 7 (evaluation of action results) of the health system research approach resulting in an improved health system knowledge related to postpartum care for women and newborns.

The results of work package 2, 3, 5 and 6 will feed into this evaluation. The knowledge of current existing health policies (work package 2) and the working environment (work package 3) is essential for this analysis. Additionally, data needed for the analysis of critical determinants and barriers to sustainability and replicability of the research intervention will be provided by the implementation monitoring process (work package 5) and the effectiveness and impact evaluation (work package 6) of the interventions. Because the results of work package 2, 3, 5 and 6 are essential for the cross-county analysis, the work package leader will have to cooperate closely with leaders of the previous mentioned work packages and ascertain whether data collected by them and the results of their assessments/studies will be adequately standardized so it is possible to conduct the cross-country analysis of critical determinants of sustainably and replicability of postpartum care. If the divergence of study packages in the sites means that information needed for work package 7 will be lacking, it is the responsibility of the work package 7 leader to discuss this with the other work package leaders and adapt the proposed methodologies. Data and results of these work packages will also be used for the analysis conducted by work package 8.

Critical determinants of sustainability and replicability of the interventions will be analyzed for each of the four study sites. The results of this analysis will be compared across the selected study sites and will enable the researchers to provide recommendations concerning the sustainability and replicability of the selected and implemented interventions to improve postpartum and newborn health and care. The outcome of this study will be used to inform policy makers on possibilities of health service and system strengthening to improve postpartum and newborn health.

The expected outcome of work package 7 is improved knowledge on health systems related to maternal and newborn health care.