Do you have any questions about pregnancy, labour or childbirth and newborn health that you seek and or have been unable to find answers for? This study aims to prioritise the most important research questions for maternity and newborn health in Uganda from a community perspective. We especially want to consider the opinions of ‘experts by experience’ in under- represented population. To do this, we will interview pregnant and postnatal mothers, their carers, family members, health workers and social care professionals as well as the wider community. Particularly, we want to hear from those who have suffered complications or difficulties during pregnancy or childbirth or their newborns had adverse outcomes, so that we can design research around their needs.
We, hence, would like to invite you to take part in this study. You will suggest any questions about the prevention, treatment, diagnosis and care during pregnancy, childbirth, after childbirth and care of their newborns that you seek and or have been unable to find answers for.
By taking part in this study, you are agreeing to allow us to publish the questions you identify. Your name or organisations will not be published.
What do we mean by “unanswered questions”?
We are looking for questions about the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of pregnant and postnatal mothers and or their newborns that are currently not answered by research evidence.
Here are some examples of unanswered questions for other health conditions:
- What is the best way to educate and train doctors so as to improve the diagnosis and management of bleeding after birth?
- Is there a vaccine that can prevent womb cancer?
- Which treatment is most effective for bleeding after birth: medical or mechanical or surgical?
- Why do most women hardly turn up for antenatal care in the first 3 months of pregnancy, and how can it be improved?
- How can we treat women who cannot have a baby?
What unanswered questions do you have about the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in maternal and newborn health? Please fill in any that you have in the correct box or as entered in by Research assistant (You can submit as many or as few as you like)