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Table 1 Themes and sub-themes identified of men’s involvement in maternal and child health

From: A qualitative analysis of men’s involvement in maternal and child health as a policy intervention in rural Central Malawi

Themes Facilitators Barriers Limitations
Sub-themes Men’s recognition of the benefits of participation Socio-cultural beliefs Discriminating against women
Pride Stigmatisation Reinforcing men’s decision-making power
Advocacy Opportunity costs  
Incentives and disincentives as provided by health care providers and Traditional Authorities   
Encouragement from male champions