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Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of lay health worker programmes to improve access to maternal and child health: qualitative evidence synthesis

  1. Claire Glenton1,*,
  2. Christopher Colvin2,
  3. Benedicte Carlsen3,
  4. Alison Swartz4,
  5. Simon Lewin1,
  6. Jane Noyes5,
  7. Arash Rashidian6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010414


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Glenton C, Colvin C, Carlsen B, Swartz A, Lewin S, Noyes J, Rashidian A. Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of lay health worker programmes to improve access to maternal and child health: qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010414. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010414.

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  1. 1

    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Global Health Unit, Oslo, Norway

  2. 2

    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER), Cape Town, South Africa

  3. 3

    Uni Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway

  4. 4

    University of Cape Town Health Sciences, Primary Health Care Directorate, Cape Town, South Africa

  5. 5

    University of Wales, Bangor, Centre for Health-Related Research, Fron Heulog, Bangor, Wales, UK

  6. 6

    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran, Iran

*Claire Glenton, Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, PO Box 7004 St Olavs plass, Oslo, N-0130, Norway. claire.glenton@kunnskapssenteret.no.

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