We are pleased to share with you the article titled, Understanding maternity waiting home uptake and scale-up within low-income and middle-income countries: a programme theory from a realist review and synthesis, which has now been published in BMJ Global Health <http://gh.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmjgh-2022-009605>. 

The result of more than 2 years of work by a team of international researchers, the study explores the adoption of maternity waiting homes in low and middle income countries where many women and families experience delays in reaching obstetric care. It captures an impressive breadth of insight from women, families, healthcare workers, policy makers and researchers experienced in MWH use or service provision.

The study was part of the project’s research program. The next step in our work in this area is a realist evaluation of the implementation of the MWHs that the project built, in comparison to other existing homes, in Inhambane province.

Congratulations to authors Nadege Sandrine Uwamahoro, Daphne McRae, Elaine Zibrowski, Ify Victor-Uadiale, Brynne Gilmore, Nicole Bergen, and Nazeem Muhajarine!