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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Study protocol for promoting respectful maternity care initiative to assess, measure and design interventions to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya

  • Charlotte Warren1,
  • Rebecca Njuki1Email author,
  • Timothy Abuya1,
  • Charity Ndwiga1,
  • Grace Maingi2,
  • Jane Serwanga2,
  • Faith Mbehero3,
  • Louisa Muteti3,
  • Anne Njeru4,
  • Joseph Karanja6, 7,
  • Joyce Olenja6,
  • Lucy Gitonga5,
  • Chris Rakuom5 and
  • Ben Bellows1
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201313:21

Received: 7 January 2013

Accepted: 21 January 2013

Published: 24 January 2013

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Original Submission
7 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
10 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Rebecca Njuki
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
24 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-13-21

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Authors’ Affiliations

Population Council
Federation of Women Lawyers
National Nurses Association of Kenya
Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Division of Reproductive Health
Ministry of Medical Services, Department of Nursing
University of Nairobi
Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society