RMC Implementation Landscape Analysis

The prevalence, incidence, and etiology of disrespect and abuse (D&A) in childbirth has been documented, and a range of interventions have been developed and evaluated.  However, policymakers interested in respectful maternity care (RMC) lack the evidence and tools they need to understand which intervention(s) should be implemented and how. Furthermore, different terms and frames are often used to describe and contextualize RMC, which may hinder or obscure progress.

We are in the process of using a two-pronged approach to identify and disseminate a summary of the breadth of promising approaches and existing evidence on RMC interventions and programs in Africa, and to identify terms and frames used for RMC and RMC-like approaches: