The French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary organisation working primarily in partnership with Mediterranean and intertropical countries. Via its network and presence in fifty or so countries, it takes an original approach to research, expertise, training, and knowledge-sharing to the benefit of countries and regions that make science and innovation key drivers in their development. The IRD, as the principal coordinator of the QUALI-DEC project, will be in charge of the ethical requirements, the project management and coordination and the knowledge transfer

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HRP (the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction) is the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction, bringing together policy-makers, scientists, health care providers, clinicians, consumers and community representatives to identify and address priorities for research to improve sexual and reproductive health. WHO team will be in charge of : evaluation of the intervention at a societal’s level (especially the evaluation at women’s level)

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University of Dublin

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Research at UCD addresses the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of Ireland and the wider world.



Fundació Blanquerna is one of the founding members of Ramon Llull University-URL located in Barcelona, Spain. The Blanquerna Foundation (FB) is the institution that integrates the areas of Educational Sciences, Communication Sciences and Health Sciences. Research is considered an essential function of the school, which is committed to promote, give support and disseminate the results, as well as enhancing continuity of the research lines of the different groups with the aim of having an impact in both the school education programs and the health- care field. In the QUALI-DEC project, the Blanquerna Fundation team will be in charge of the coordination of intervention implementation which includes the training of the opinion leaders and data collectors, and encouraging the use of the four QUALI-DEC tools.

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Karolinska Institutet (KI), founded in 1810, is Sweden’s only university especially focusing on biomedical sciences. KI ranks as one of the world’s leading medical universities, thanks in part to the quality of its research activities, which today account for 40 per cent of all medical research in Sweden. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. In the QUALI-DEC prject the KI team will be taking care of the evaluation at health system’s level by the characterisation of institutional and policy context and process evaluation at health professionals and system’s level.

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Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales (CREP) was created by a group of obstetricians in 1984. The aim of the institution is to improve maternal and child health through the research, the planning of health-care related activities and the training of human resources. Since the CREP is based in Argentina, the team will be able to support opinion leaders (OLs) and data collectors (DCs) using regular training and educational outreach visits in participating hopsitals. Also, the CREP team will collaborate in multiple aspects of the QUALI-DEC, such as the characterisation of institutional and policy context, encouragement of the QUALI-DEC tools and data collection and analysis

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Every year, Pham Ngoc Thach’s medical University (PNT) trains about 800 - 900 General doctors, providing the largest human resources in medical universities in Vietnam. Its mission is to train a high-qualified resource of healthcare staff and performe scientific researches for the need of protection, care and improvement of the people’s health. Since the PNT medical university is based in Vietnam, the team will be able to support and evaluate opinion leaders and data collectors using regular training and educational outreach visits in participating hopsitals. The PNT team will also participate in multiple aspects of the QUALI-DEC, such as the characterisation of institutional and policy context, encouragement of the QUALI-DEC tools and data collection and analysis


The Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University (MD/KKU) is the first medical school in northeast Thailand. Its main missions of OBGYN/KKU are providing education (both undergraduate and postgraduate), giving services and conducting research in reproductive health. Over the past 30 years, OBGYN/KKU has been involved with many WHO multicentre studies on various reproductive health issues. Since the MD/KKU is based in Thailand, the team will be able to support and evaluate opinion leaders and data collectors using regular training and educational outreach visits in participating hopsitals. The MD/KKU team will also participate in multiple aspects of the QUALI-DEC, such as the characterisation of institutional and policy context, encouragement of the QUALI-DEC tools and data collection and analysis.

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The Health Sciences Research Institute (IRSS) is one of the four research institutes of the National Center for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST) in Burkina Faso. It has fifty statutory researchers and stands today as one of the main health research centers of the country. It has a triple mission of research, training and health expertise. And beacause the IRSS is based in Burkina Faso, the team will be able to support and evaluate opinion leaders and data collectors using regular training and educational outreach visits in participating hopsitals. The IRSS team will also participate in multiple aspects of the QUALI-DEC, such as the characterisation of institutional and policy context, encouragement of the QUALI-DEC tools and data collection and analysis.

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