Building on the growing body of RMC implementation experience in the last decade, HEARD’s framing and implementation landscape analysis has two components: 1. Identify promising approaches for addressing RMC; and 2. Frame and explain terminology associated with RMC. See the boxes on the right for additional details. The methodology used for both of these components includes rapid scoping of literature and crowdsourcing.
1. Promising Approaches
Background: The prevalence, incidence, and etiology of disrespect and abuse in childbirth has been documented, and a range of RMC interventions have been developed and evaluated. However, policymakers interested in RMC lack the information and evidence they need to understand which intervention(s) should be implemented in their context.
Purpose: To identify and disseminate a summary of the breadth of promising approaches and existing evidence on RMC interventions and programs in Africa.
2. Framing & Terminology
Background: Competing frameworks, terms, and framing for RMC may undermine progress in the implementation of woman-centered, respectful care in priority countries. Re-framing/re-positioning RMC may help accelerate progress in RMC practices. However, differences in language/translation, culture, setting, and origins of frameworks must be considered.
Purpose: To identify and learn from existing RMC framing and terminology to inform strategic positioning of RMC going forward, including careful consideration of barriers and crises.