Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among Garment Factory Workers: Endline Survey


Cambodia. Location within country: (8 provinces)

Project Summary

Partnering to Save Lives (PSL) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health (MoH), CARE, Marie Stopes International Cambodia (Marie Stopes), Save the Children International, and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Since its start in August 2013, PSL has supported all seven components of the MoH’s 2016-2020 Fast Track Initiative Road Map to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality (FTIRM): emergency obstetric and newborn care, skilled birth attendance, newborn care, family planning, safe abortion (through training and quality improvement), behaviour change communication, and removing financial barriers.

The objectives of the endline were firstly to assess changes in the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of female garment factory workers (GFW) towards reproductive, maternal and neonatal health (RMNH) from the baseline indicators in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) framework. Secondly, to determine the exposure and participation of garment factory workers (GFW) in the BCC and Chat! Contraceptive campaign activities, and any effects on MERI indicators, and lastly to gather qualitative information about the effectiveness of PSL in achieving its objectives and outcomes.

After successful completion of the midline survey, Angkor Research was awarded the contract to conduct the endline. Activities included all aspects of the endline survey design and implementation, including review of the research methodology and survey results from the baseline and midline, questionnaire review, translation and pre-testing, NECHR approval, field staff recruitment and training, CAPI system programming and testing, data collection, data management and quality control, data analysis, reporting and presentation of results. A total of 911 female garment factory workers of reproductive age were interviewed in four garment factories in Phnom Penh, representing nearly 10,000 workers; the response rate was 88.2%. 13 IDIs and 4 FGDs were also conducted with respondents from the quantitative survey. Indicators were disaggregated by various sub-groups and compared with the results from the baseline and midline to understand any changes in MERI indicators before and after the PSL intervention.