Intersectoral debate strengthens alliances, advocacy and action for maternal survival in Zambia.
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Manandhar M, Maimbolwa M, Muulu E, Mwanga Mulenga M, O'Donovan D. Intersectoral debate strengthens alliances, advocacy and action for maternal survival in Zambia. Health Promotion International 2009;24:58-67.
The Health Promotion Research Centre of the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Zambia's School of Medicine conducted operational research to understand and address the socio-cultural and gender contexts of maternal survival. Together with an analytical policy and programming review and qualitative research, the project process also involved the convening of ¿Interest Group¿ meetings involving intersectoral stakeholders at Central (Lusaka) and Provincial (Kasama) levels. These meetings aimed to catalyse debate and stimulate advocacy on the project theme by using discussion of qualitative research as entry point. Participants came from government departments, civil society groups, the indigenous health system, academia, technical provider associations, and media, advocacy and human rights organisations.