Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics: Design Workshop for Facility-based Testing of Coverage Metrics

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This workshop report presents the main discussions and findings of the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics Design Workshop for Facility-based Testing of Coverage Metrics’ held from the 20th to 22nd of April 2016 in Old Windsor, UK. The main focus of this workshop was to enable technical review of the plans for facility-based research and to bring together researchers who are undertaking/have undertaken similar work, as well as relevant experts to ensure programmatic relevance, with results appropriately targeted for wide use in national data platforms at a later stage.

During Day 1 of the workshop general introductions and overviews of the ENAP measurement improvement roadmap, the workshop and the research protocol were presented in the morning. In the afternoon, working groups focused on the five indicators to be tested (uterotonics, resuscitation, KMC, PSBI treatment and ACS). The groups worked on the intervention specific research questions for the proposed numerator and denominator options, and refined or planned the tools needed for the observers and data extraction, and then identified additional important questions that could be considered to include in this research where around 5,000 births are to be observed. During Day 2 of the workshop working groups focused on Methods, and Systems and integration group work.

Following this design workshop, the protocol will go through wider review and refinement during the formative research stage, and then it will be made available in an open access format with linked tools to facilitate comparison and collaboration of ongoing research.

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