FACTORS EFFECTING EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF PREGNANT WOMEN BY COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS IN MOROGORO, TANZANIA

I analyzed semi-structured focus groups from the Morogoro Evaluation Project (a project focusing on maternal and child health in the region) for this study. Ten semi-structured focus groups with women and community health workers were analyzed via a thematic approach.

Several themes were found and synthesized in a model to better understand challenges community health workers face in engaging with women in their communities. I worked with my faculty supervisor and partners at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salam to construct this model. 

In collaboration with our Tanzanian partners, this study was published in BMC Public Health in 2019.