Journal article

Navigating barriers: two-year follow up on recommendations to improve the use of maternal health guidelines in Kosovo

Julia E Moore, Sami Uka, Joshua P Vogel, Caitlyn Timmings, Shusmita Rashid, A Metin Gulmezoglu, Sharon E Straus

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although there are a growing number of initiatives aimed at supporting guideline implementation in resource-constrained settings, few studies assess progress on achieving next steps and goals after the initial activities are completed and the initial funding period has ended. The aim of the current study was to conduct a qualitative process evaluation of progress, barriers, facilitators, and proposed solutions to operationalize nine recommendations to prepare Kosovo to implement the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage guideline. METHODS/DESIGN: In 2012, we co-created nine recommendations designed to support implementing the WHO'..

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