This brief informs national ministries of Health, health system officials, staff and clients, implementing partners, and donors of innovative ways to improve women's experiences during labor and delivery. ideas42, in partnership with Safe Motherhood 360+ and the Chipata District Health Office in Zambia, under the Breakthrough RESEARCH project, used behavioral design to analyze contextual features and behavioral barriers to respectful maternal care in urban and rural health care settings. Behavioral design revealed new insights into why health care providers may not follow best practices for respectful maternal care, and resulted in a set of simple, adaptable low cost solutions to help providers follow best practice guidelines that were well received by providers and clients in Zambia.
Breakthrough RESEARCH. 2019. "Enhancing respectful maternal care during labor and delivery," Programmatic Research Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.