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Table 2 Stakeholders characteristics, power/influence regarding the implementation of an integrated maternal/newborn care project

From: Stakeholder analysis for a maternal and newborn health project in Eastern Uganda

Stakeholder Characteristics
Interest in the issue Current level of power/influence Type of power/leadership Current level of agreement with proposal Classification of the stakeholder (on a three point scale) Strategy to deal with the stakeholder
Mothers Pregnant and newly delivered women Little influence Beneficiaries Strong Agreement High level supporter Empower
Men Men make most of the decisions in the family including when and where to seek for health care Little influence Beneficiaries Strong Agreement High level Supporter Involve further and empower
Transporters These are motorcycle riders who ferry passengers (mothers) at a fee in form of a voucher Moderate influence Transporters/Beneficiaries Strong Agreement High level Supporter Involve further
Local Council member (LC) The local council is the administrative structure of the community Little influence Opinion leader Strong Agreement High level supporter Involve further
Health providers Health workers within the Health facilities both private and public Moderate influence Beneficiaries Strong Agreement High level supporter Involve further
District Health Team (DHT) The DHT members are in charge of/supervise health matters in the district High influence but limited resources for implementation Decision makers Strong Agreement High level supporter Involve further
Member of parliament (MPs) Woman MP High influence for policy formulation Decision maker Strong Agreement High level supporter Involve further
Senior Medical Officer MOH   High influence for policy formulation but limited funds for scale up Decision maker and influences policy formulation Moderate Agreement Moderate level supporter Continuous engagement
Development partner Donor Moderate Influence of implementation Funder Strong Agreement High level supporter Continuous engagement
Uganda Catholic Medical bureau Regulates policies regarding management of Catholic faith based facilities High influence of catholic based facilities, moderate influence of intervention Catholic faith is widely spread in the country with many faith based facilities Moderate agreement Moderate level supporter Consult further