First podcast series Engaging Communities in Improving the Quality of ANC/PNC in Africa
The Connecting Citizens to Science podcast series aims to connect people with research that promotes inclusivity and partnership with communities and the co-development of solutions to global challenges. Series 9 of the podcasts, ‘Engaging communities in addressing Antenatal and Postnatal care in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania,’ focuses on the work being delivered under the Quality Improvement for Integrated HIV, TB and Malaria services in Antenatal and Postnatal Care’ programme, which is funded by the Global Fund with financing from Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
This programme is delivered by LSTM’s Emergency Obstetric and Quality of Care Unit , which aims:
- To identify ways to improve quality of care and reduce maternal mortality/morbidity by conducting operational research
- To optimise impact by combining rigorous research with capacity strengthening and technical support
- To ensure research is relevant to local needs and informs policy considerations by working in partnership with policy makers, local research leaders and communities.
The realisation of these aims is discussed in the four episodes this podcast series, through conversations with policy makers from local Ministries of Health, health professionals working in health facilities and local research leaders from collaborating universities.
For more information please read blog Launch of the Engaging Communities in Improving the Quality of ANC/PNC in Africa Podcast.