Table 3

Meetings facilitated by the ART in the communities

Type of meetingNo
1Orientation and formation of women and men groups20
2Training of women group members to identify barriers and design strategies to address these barriers10
3Training of community health workers to supervise women and men in identifying barriers, designing strategies, implementation and evaluation of the strategies2
4Identification and prioritisation of barriers to MCH, including male involvement20
5Sharing identified barriers with men and jointly designing strategies20
6Preparing women group members for the community meetings (meeting logistics, preparing presentations, sociodramas, role plays, etc)20
7Community/stakeholders meetings to discuss and refine barriers, root causes and strategies10
Total meetings102
  • ART, action research team; MCH, maternal and child health.