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A Jirga meetingUse of the Jirga for community engagement - Commencing in January 2012, this 2-year Wellcome Trust funded research project is being led by Professor Nicola Lowe at the University of Central Lancashire in collaboration with academics both in Pakistan and the United Kingdom, and is facilitated through the Abaseen Foundation. Jirga is a local cultural institution composed of male elders which is widespread in Pakistan and involved with conflict resolution as well as community development. The objectives of this qualitative research study are to understand how the Jirga works, establish if it has potential for engaging communities in public health research and to develop an intervention with community members to improve maternal, infant and child health outcomes. Currently, a 4-month behavioural change communication intervention is being implemented in a brick kiln community 20 kilometres south east of Peshawar to increase community uptake of iodised salt.

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