• Research Protocol - Assessing barriers and enablers to reproductive health care in Dollo zone, Somali Regional State: a qualitative study

      Stringer, B;; Balayneh, AB;; Bryson, L;; Price, D;; Bil, K;; Farah, A;; Hussein, R; Médecins Sans Frontières, London, UK; The Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Médecins Sans Frontières; Médecins Sans Frontières; Médecins Sans Frontières; Somali Regional Health Bureau; Médecins Sans Frontières (2017-06)
      A deeper understanding of the perspectives, knowledge and awareness of women living in the region with regard to pregnancy and child birth is essential to learn lessons and increase acceptability and effectiveness for reproductive health care services offered in the area. How do women and men perceive the options for reproductive health care? What are the gaps and needs? What are the barriers? And what may facilitate care? In addition, inquiry with adult men with regard to their knowledge and awareness will help analyse the consistency of main findings through gathering opinions and suggestions at community level. This study therefore aims to describe the population’s everyday experiences in Somali Regional State (SRS) by exploring the enablers and barriers women face in accessing reproductive health care. Key objective:  To understand the reasons behind low utilisation of reproductive health care services in SRS from the perspectives of the local population. Secondary objectives:  To identify gaps and barriers for uptake of reproductive health services.  To identify what may help facilitate use of reproductive health services.