The meaning of participation for children in Malawi: insights from children and caregivers” Child: Care, Health and Developmentby F. Nelson, C. Masulani‐Mwale, E. Richards, S. Theobald, M. Gladstone
The aim of this study is to explore what participation means for children (including those with and without disability) in rural Northern Malawi.
Challenges to the care of low birthweight babies in rural Southern Malawi: a qualitative study exploring perceptions and experiences of caregivers and health workersby Marianne Koenraads, John Phuka, Kenneth Maleta, Sally Theobald, Melissa Gladstone
This paper looks at the infants in Malawi who suffered from low birth weight, and asks the question: how can we improve the outcomes?
Sarah Drew shares her research diary about conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Malawi as part of a Clubfoot study.
Experiences conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Malawi: challenges in navigating a new culture and participant perceptionsby Sarah Drew
During ethnographic fieldwork a researcher works alongside participants to try to understand experiences and knowledge within a particular context. Ethnographers often spend long periods of time conducting fieldwork in order to achieve an insiders’ perspective. However, achieving this takes time and is not necessarily straightforward. This article focuses on some of the challenges I encountered of working within a new context, including personal interaction and mutual understanding of roles. It is hoped that future researchers will be encouraged to consider the impact of their own positionality on findings.
Literature: The Cooking and Pneumonia Study (CAPS) in Malawi: A Nested Pilot of Photovoice Participatory Research Methodologyby Jane Ardrey, Nicola Desmond, Rachel Tolhurst, Kevin Mortimer
In January 2015, the use of Photovoice as a participatory research methodology was piloted at the Cooking and Pneumonia Study Chikhwawa site in Malawi. Photovoice is a photographic technique that allows communities (including women and marginalised groups) to share knowledge about their perspectives and priorities.