This set of qualitative survey questionnaires are designed to:

  • Identify existing safe motherhood knowledge, attitudes, values, and practices of the key audiences or participant groups in the community.
  • Identify current maternal health behaviors among participant groups (e.g. women, husbands, elders, etc).
  • Identify barriers and constraints facing participant groups in seeking skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Developed in collaboration with the CHANGE Project, the set of tools includes:

Individual or Group In-Depth Interview Guides:

  • Woman who had normal delivery and early postpartum recovery in past six months English
  • Husband/male family influential of woman who had normal delivery and postpartum recovery in past six months English
  • Woman or group of family members with complication in past six months English
  • Elder female family influential (e.g. Mother-in-law) English
  • Individuals or groups of community leaders English
  • Skilled attendant English
  • Traditional birth attendants who has attended a delivery within past six months English

Focus group discussion guides:

  • Women of reproductive age English
  • Men of reproductive age English
  • Traditional birth attendants who have attended deliveries with past 6 months English

Projective interviewing guides:

  • Group of women of reproductive age or group of elder female family influential English


The Skilled Care Initiative
SCI in Burkina Faso
SCI in Kenya
SCI in Tanzania
Making Skilled Care a Reality
                            Monitoring and Evaluating SCI
Training and Capacity Building

Skilled Care Initiative Delivers Impressive Results
Between 2003 and 2005, FCI worked with Ministries of Health in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Tanzania to improve the quality and availability of maternity care, improving services for thousands of women. Through an ambitious research effort, FCI evaluated and documented key strategies for increasing skilled care during childbirth. Click here to download an overview of the results from all three countries. 

Safe Motherhood In The Community: A Flipchart

This flipchart focuses on care during pregnancy, delivery, and the post-partum period.

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