Researching maternal, neonatal and child health service use in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia: A key informant research approach

Rosey King, Ruth Jackson, Jennie Dietsch

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Like many nations in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia has both a highneonatal mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio and is unlikelyto meet Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by 2015. Thisworking paper examines how Key Informant Research (KIR) inrural and pastoralist Ethiopia will identify facilitators and barriersto the use of maternal, neonatal and child health services. Themethodology is informed by Participative Ethnographic EvaluationResearch (PEER) and Key Informant Monitoring (KIM). KeyInformant Research (KIR) training will provide research skillsto Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Non-governmentorganisation (NGO) staff to enable them to develop researchquestions, collect data and participate in preliminary data analysis.This will enable the identification of strategies that improve theidentification of risk, enhance early referral, increase access,affordability and acceptability of skilled birthing services in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-21
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Sciences and Humanities Engaging Policy; Working Papers Series 2
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Referral and Consultation
Mortality
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Infant Health
Maternal-Child Health Services

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