Unpacking the enabling factors for hand, cord and birth-surface hygiene in Zanzibar maternity units

This collaborative research, published in Health Policy and Planning, provides an in-depth picture of the state of hygiene on maternity wards in Zanzibar to inform action. Hygiene was assessed in 2014 across all 37 facilities with a maternity unit in Zanzibar. Researchers used a mixed methods approach, including structured and semi-structured interviews, and environmental microbiology. This approach yielded practical information of direct relevance to action at local and ministerial levels.

 

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