Co-design team members in the four countries were selected and trained based on a criteria-based template to secure representation of social scientists, midwives, and public health experts. Each country team included senior social scientists with experience of qualitative data collections.
The co-design process was planned in four phases:
- interviews, focus group discussions and observations with end-users: providers, women who had given birth at the hospital and companions;
- presentation and discussion with providers and women in all four hospitals in each of the four countries on the preliminary data analysis;
- ALERT Consortium presentation and discussion of challenging topics relevant to the intervention development; and
- agreement in the consortium on complex behaviours of importance for the success of the intervention to be continuously discussed with the end-users.
On this page you can follow our work through methodological briefs and movies; and later on publications.
Three glimpses into the processes of qualitative data collection at hospitals are given in the movies below.