Work Package 3: Detailed situation analysis

Objectives

To understand practicability of integrating PAFP into existing abortion services at hospital settings in order to guide the intervention design adapted in the specific context.

  • mapping provision and utilization of abortion service in China
  • assess the capacity of the hospitals of providing PAFP
  • explore the perceptions of key stakeholders of integrating PAFP at hospitals in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of this approach in the context of China

Description

This work package is also part of the first research phase. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used in WP3 studies. It consists of a detailed situation analysis which will be conducted as follows:

  1. The quantitative study will be conducted in 30 administrative divisions in mainland China  
  • To map of provision and utilization of abortion services in China
  • To assessing capacity of hospital of providing PAFP

Data will be collected from 4 levels:

  • Provincial and national levels
  • Institution/hospital level
  • Abortion providers level
  • Women who have recently undergone abortion
  1. The qualitative study will be carried out
  • To explore the perceptions of key stakeholders of integrating PAFP at hospitals in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of this approach in the context of China.

The following methods will be used in qualitative study with women who have experienced abortion, abortion providers, health managers, and different social groups to explore the social context for FP and abortion.

  • Key informant interviews
  • In-depth interviews
  • Focus group discussions (FGDs)

The situation analysis will guide the design of interventions and also constitute part of the baseline information needed for the effectiveness evaluation conducted after the implementation.

Leading partner & timeline

NRIFP team (Partner 4) will lead this Work Package, LSTM (Partner 7) will be responsible for qualitative study and CSFP, FU, NRIFP and WCSUH (Partners 2, 3, 4 and 5) will assist with local negotiation, organization and data collection. The Work Package will run during the first project year (Month 3 to 11).

Deliverables

D3.1 Situation analysis report (deadline: Month11 – June 2013)

The expected outcomes of WP3 are:

  • Study protocol for detailed situation analysis including finalized instruments of data collections

  • Situation analysis report