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Table 1 Study population and inclusion criteria

From: Maternal and newborn health priority setting partnership in rural Uganda in association with the James Lind Alliance: a study protocol

SEM Level Description
(Mother) who has had or plans to become pregnant or give childbirth
• Women of reproductive age, regardless of religious identity, socio-economic status, or literacy.
• Pregnant and postnatal mothers
• Mothers with history of any maternal or newborn morbidity
• Mothers with disability (lame, blind, deaf etc)
• sex workers, surrogate mothers
• Teenage mothers (13–19 years) or even those pregnant before 13 years
(carers) of women with history of pregnancy, childbirth or newborn care
Social networks and social support systems, including
• Family (husbands, parents of mothers with any experience of maternal or neonatal morbidity / mortality)
• friends, peers, or co-workers of the above individuals.
• religious networks (Religious leaders)
• customs or traditions (Clan leaders).
(wider stakeholders) with interest in maternal and newborn health
Relationships among organizations, institutions, and informational networks within defined boundaries, including
• village associations (women’s groups)
• community leaders (Local council I-III, religious leaders)
• transportation (UTODA leaders, motorcyclist and car drivers)
• Village health teams (VHTs)
• Traditional healers, witch doctors, Traditional birth attendants
(Health and social care professionals) interested in maternal and newborn health in eastern Uganda
Organizations or social institutions with rules and regulations for operations that affect how, or how well, maternal and newborn health services are provided to an individual or group;
• Schools that include women’s health in the curriculum (primary, secondary).
• Tertiary institutions (Universities, colleges)
• Health facilities (private and public clinics/ hospitals). Health workers with experience in maternal and newborn health
• Community based organisations or groups focused on Women’s Health, REHEMA