Research on the design and methodology of large, complex trials have historically focused on the epidemiological theory behind the most robust means to answer a specific question(s). However, practical methods that are required to ensure that good quality data is collected are often underrepresented in teaching and in the literature - yet are nonetheless key to accurate and reliable results.
In this set of papers, we share practical lessons learned from conducting large scale surveillance and evaluation operations over a long-term collaboration between the award-winning Ghana Health Service Kintampo Health Research Centre, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in programmes to improve maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH).
This series was organised and guest edited by Dr Seyi Soremekun and Professor Betty Kirkwood (both of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK). All submissions are subject to standard editorial policies and undergo the journal's normal peer-review process. Submissions authored by the Guest Editors are handled by the Editor-in-Chief.