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Table 1 Connect Project intervention and research objectives

From: The Tanzania Connect Project: a cluster-randomized trial of the child survival impact of adding paid community health workers to an existing facility-focused health system

Intervention
• To improve equitable access to routine and emergency MNCH services
• To extend the range of MNCH services available in the community
• To improve the quality of community-based and emergency MNCH services
• To increase the efficiency of the health system to deliver community-based services and respond to health emergencies
Research
• Evaluate impact on infant and child health and nutrition and maternal, newborn and child mortality
• Assess outcomes including service utilization and coverage, improved health behavior, increased equity and decreased social cost for health seeking behaviors
• Assess implementation and operations in relation to service delivery and quality and health systems inputs/processes as well as individual, organizational, structural and contextual factors
• Conduct cost-benefit analysis