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Table 3 Meetings in the Ekjut participatory learning and action cycle

From: Explaining the impact of a women's group led community mobilisation intervention on maternal and newborn health outcomes: the Ekjut trial process evaluation

  AIM
PHASE 1 IDENTIFY AND PRIORITISE PROBLEMS
MEETING 1 Introduce the project and the women's group cycle
MEETING 2 Explore local practices and beliefs linked to pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood
MEETING 3 Identify maternal problems in the community
MEETING 4 Identify newborn health problems
MEETING 5 Prioritise the maternal and newborn problems the group wants to focus on
PHASE 2 PLAN STRATEGIES
MEETING 6 Discuss causes and solutions to local maternal and newborn health problems
MEETING 7 Identify strategies arising out of the solutions and understand opportunities and barriers before prioritizing them
MEETING 8 Discuss the process of sharing information on problems and strategies with the community
MEETING 9 Prepare a community meeting
  COMMUNITY MEETING
PHASE 3 IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES
MEETING 10 Discuss the implementation of strategies
MEETING 11 Review the progress of strategy implementation
MEETING 12 Discuss how maternal problems can be prevented
MEETING 13 Discuss how newborn problems can be prevented
MEETING 14 Discuss what home care solutions for selected problems
MEETING 15 Discuss facility-based care for selected problems
MEETING 16 Identify which problems are emergencies, prepare the group for emergencies and discuss ways of addressing delays in care-seeking
MEETING 17 Identify emergency and non-emergency problems, appropriate responses and referrals
MEETING 18 Learn about the activities of other groups and prepare for a cluster-level community meeting
  CLUSTER-LEVEL COMMUNITY MEETING
PHASE 4 ASSESS IMPACT
MEETING 19 Review the cluster community meeting, discuss the activities and achievements of the group and evaluate each phase of the cycle
MEETING 20 Discuss possible behavioural changes linked to the intervention that occurred in the wider community