The study took place in 33 facilities and their catchment areas in four districts in Malawi: Balaka, Dedza, Mchinji, and Ntcheu.
Findings from this study were shared with the Ministry of Health throughout the duration of the project to enable implementation adjustments and to help inform policy decisions as the program scaled up. This study also assisted in filling the evidence gap related to the effects of RBF on quality of care. Research in this area is currently lacking, and the findings of this study contributed to RBF policy formation in Malawi and elsewhere.
Manuela De Allegri, University of Heidelberg