International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), under the advice of a National Project Advisory Group, in close collaboration with Saving Newborn Lives team, is coordinating the research in three study sites in Bangladesh. The expert team at ICDDR,B developed a software application to collection Data on tablets.

Study sites

  1. Maternal and Child Health Training Institute (MCHTI), a tertiary facility in Dhaka with 173 beds
  2. Kushtia District Hospital (DH), a secondary facility with 250 beds
  3. Daulatpur Sub-district Hospital (UHC), a primary referral facility with 51 beds


Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in collaboration with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), under the advice of a National Project Advisory Group along with a Senior Investigators Technical advisory group, a data management and statistics team and a project management team, is coordinating the research in Tanzania at two study sites. The Tanzanian team will lead multi-country mixed methods assessment of barriers and enablers to routine data collection, for example assessing how long midwives spend recording data in registers, and how many times the same data point is recorded in various records.

Study sites

  1. Muhimbili National Hospital, a National Referral and University Teaching Hospital with 1500 beds
  2. Temeke Municipal Hospital, a Municipal Hospital with 294 beds


UNICEF Nepal country office, under the advice of a National Project Advisory Group in partnership with Lifeline Nepal (LLN), is funding and coordinating the research in Nepal at one study site with a strong track record of research especially for newborn resuscitation and essential newborn care. In Nepal, there will be use of filming to answer further questions for measuring quality of resuscitation, and potentially for KMC.

Study site

  1. Paropakar maternity and Women’s Hospital, a government tertiary hospital in Kathmandu with 315 beds