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Table 1 Summary of research projects for each case

From: Strategies to promote evidence use for health programme improvement: learning from the experiences of embedded implementation research teams in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Bolivia Colombia DR
Expected “least likely” case Expected “most likely” case Expected “most likely” case
Targeted programme Chispitas micronutrient supplement (one intervention within the wider national micronutrient strategy) Por Ti Mujer (PTM) cervical cancer programme, focusing on the screening component National Family Planning Programme (FPP) within the MoPH Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme, focusing on male contraception component (vasectomy, condoms)
Research objective To understand the barriers and facilitators related to consumption and adherence of the Chispitas in children 6–23 months To identify the strategies related to the access and quality of care in the public health services of Cali that may affect coverage of cervical cancer screening services To identify mechanisms in the implementation of the FPP that facilitate or constitute barriers to the effective integration of men as a beneficiary population
Methods Qualitative (semi-structured interviews, focus groups and direct observations) Qualitative (semi-structured interviews, direct observations, focus groups, and document review) Mixed methods
(1) Review of the literature
(2) Qualitative: semi-structured interviews focus groups
(3) Quantitative: survey of healthcare providers