Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics: ENAP & INDEPTH Research Protocol Design Workshop

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This workshop report presents the main discussions and findings of the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics ENAP & INDEPTH Research Protocol Design Workshops’ held from the 15th to 17th of June 2016 in Kampala, Uganda.

The research focuses on three objectives: 1. Improving household survey capture of stillbirths and neonatal deaths; 2. Improving household survey capture of birth weight (BW) and gestational age (GA); 3. Optimizing the data capture of pregnancy outcomes in Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites (HDSS). This work will be done through the following five HDSS that are members of the INDEPTH Network MNWG: Bandim HDSS centre in Guinea-Bissau; Dabat HDSS in Ethiopia; Iganga-Mayuge HDSS in Uganda; Kintampo HDSS in Ghana; and Matlab HDSS in Bangladesh.

The aim of the workshop was to work with these site teams to review the objectives of the ENAP work and refine a generic protocol and relevant tools. The workshop participants discussed a wide range of topics focusing upon the three research objectives and concluded with recommendations and strategies going forward.

Following this design workshop, the protocol will be refined and then made available in an open access format with linked tools to facilitate comparison and collaboration of ongoing research.

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