Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (MR/R019274/1)
Received: 29 April 2020
Accepted: 25 November 2020
First Online: 7 January 2021
: The study received ethics approval from the National Health Research Ethics Committee of the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania, the Institutional Review Board of IHI, and the LSHTM Ethics Committee. During the formative phase for the selection of hand-touch sites, we collected written consent from all patient women present during the observation period. Women were informed that the person being observed was the birth attendant and that no information would be collected on them. Written consent from healthcare workers was gathered during the questionnaire, the FGDs and the in-depth interview. We obtained oral consent by the healthcare workers for the data collection on the environment and the context, and during observation of training of the champions and transfer training in the hospitals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.