Qualitative Approach to Identify Illlness Recognition and Care-Seeking Practices

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Hosted by CORE Group's M&E Working Group

During this webinar, Alfonso Rosales discussed the lack of systematic evidence as to how women and families identify maternal/newborn complications, the factors behind decision making to seek care, or the role of cultural beliefs as drivers of individual decisions, perceptions, ideas, and behavior. This area needs more exploration to understand what drives decisions (both facilitators and barriers) at family and community levels. Alfonso focused on describing a qualitative approach we used in Papua, Indonesia to identify illness recognition and care-seeking practices for intervention design in the maternal and newborn area.

This study of recognition and care seeking will build on the learning from the World Vision’s Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Project, the focus of which is to identify, analyze and describe illness recognition and care seeking patterns across various contexts and to examine promising evidence-based community-oriented approaches to improve recognition of and care seeking for perceived maternal and/or newborn complications in LMICs that could be implemented at scale.


pdf Recognition of and care-seeking for newborn complications in Jayawijaya district, Papua, Indonesia

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