Skip to main content

Table 2 Summary of emergent themes from qualitative data

From: Maternal and child health service delivery in conflict-affected settings: a case study example from Upper Nile and Unity states, South Sudan

ThemeEmergent Sub-Theme
Security contextImpact: Impact of the changing security context on health services and decision-making
Coping: How humanitarian agencies cope in the current environment to continue health services
Displaced populationsHow the influx of displaced populations influenced health services including receipt of additional support in response to an influx
Competing prioritiesHow competing priorities impact RMNCAH service delivery (e.g. time or resources) and how these competing priorities are managed
Disease outbreak: How disease outbreaks have affected delivery of RMNCAH services including receipt of additional support to address the outbreak
Leadership and governanceDecision-making: Factors that inform which health interventions to deliver including financial costs and expertise of staff
Coordination: How agencies coordinate with other stakeholders
Restrictions: Requirements that agencies must adhere to for working in the area (e.g. special permissions)
Governance: Policies, guidelines, or regulations that determine or affect health interventions or service provision
Health workforceImpact: How the availability of health workers has affected RMNCAH services
Turnover and recruitment: Management of health workforce and challenges faced in recruitment of health workers
Information and researchEvidence: Sources of information that were used to inform RMNCAH interventions
Service deliverySupply shortages: Availability of medical supplies for RMNCAH services and adjustments made to services because of shortages
Access: Description of populations that were hard to access and efforts made to reach these populations
CultureAcceptability: How cultural beliefs have influenced the acceptability or use of RMNCAH interventions
Service provision: How cultural beliefs have influenced service provision or how agencies have worked to address cultural barriers that have impacted use of RMNCAH services