Journal article

Implementation Lessons from a Multifaceted National Newborn Program in Solomon Islands: A Mixed-Methods Study

Shidan Tosif, Anna Jatobatu, Anita Maepioh, Amy Gray, Katherine Gilbert, Jan Hodgson, Trevor Duke

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE | Published : 2020


Multifaceted interventions are important in improving neonatal quality of care and health outcomes. This study describes the implementation of an intervention to improve the quality of newborn care in Solomon Islands, a small island developing state and lower middle-income country in the Western Pacific. Inputs included training, equipment provision, and healthcare system organizational changes. For evaluation, we used a mixed-methods design, using quantitative (audits of health facility equipment, structure, and organization) and qualitative (semi-structured interviews and focused group discussions with healthcare workers) methods. Participants highlighted the practical, interactive, coachi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work would not have been possible without the support of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, and Divinal Ogaoga, the pediatricians, and registrars at the National Referral Hospital: Titus Nasi, Carol Titiulu, Steven Lumasa and Janella Solomon, and Rami Subhi.