The overall research objective of phase 2 of this project is to assess the effect of integrating mobile communication strategies into existing health service packages in one health district in Sierra Leone, on maternal and newborn health service utilization. A secondary objective is to strengthen research capacity in Sierra Leone with a focus on intervention, action research and realist approaches, as well as dissemination and effective use of research results.
This report intends to share progress to date regarding the main process and contents-related issues of the Phase 2 implementation phase, covering the first half of the first 12 months of the 24-month implementation period. It furthermore provides an outlook on the next - and last - twelve months.
Anon. mHealth for maternal and newborn health in resource-poor community and health system settings, Sierra Leone - Phase 2. Progress report to DFID. Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012) 17 pp.