Table 1

Description of study implementation teams

ResearchGovernment implementation
Programme learning teamImplementation support teamOutcome evaluation teamHealth system team
Phase 1Conduct formative research to develop the initial KMC delivery model
Conduct programme learning to understand how well the KMC delivery model is working and to redesign the model based on lessons learnt
Support government implementation of KMCIn the catchment area of the facilities involved in Phase 1, collect quantitative data on:
  • Births in facilities and community

  • Births <2000 g in facilities and community

  • Number of newborns receiving KMC at time of discharge from health facility, 7 days post-discharge and at 28 days of age

  • Duration of skin-to-skin care

Deliver and monitor the KMC intervention
Phase 2Monitor process indicators to learn how implementation of KMC delivery models happens in all study facilities and identify ways to refine the model based on context-specific findingsAssume an advisory role to support government implementation of KMCIn the entire study population, collect quantitative data as earlierDeliver and monitor the KMC intervention
  • KMC, Kangaroo Mother Care.