• Sanjhi Sehat applies the PLA approach to ensure community participation in tackling health, nutrition, water and sanitation issues

    Since 2010, with support from the Madhya Pradesh Technical Assistance and Support Team (MPTAST), the PLA approach based on community mobilisation was implemented in Madhya Pradesh.

    Issues of maternal and neonatal health, nutrition and hygiene are addressed in a participatory manner through 22 community meetings in one project cycle.

  • Reducing Child Mortality through Effective Childhood Diarrhoea Management Surkhraj Kaur Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:46

    Reducing Child Mortality through Effective Diarrhoea Management: Understanding Demand

    From 2010 to 2012, Micronutrient Initiative (MI) collaborated with the Government of Bihar to implement The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) supported project Reducing Childhood Diarrhoea through Sustainable Use of Zinc and Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) in Bihar. The project aimed to increase the coverage of Zinc and Low-osmolarity ORS for the treatment of childhood diarrhoea and improve compliance to the recommended course of treatment by the caregivers through public health service delivery channels in the state. One of the key components is to develop demand and ensure treatment compliance of zinc and ORS by the caregivers.

  • Towards Improved Service Delivery for Nutrition among Children Surkhraj Kaur Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:26

    Trial of Nodal Anganwadi Centre: Uddeepan Intervention Design

    The ICDS programme in Bihar, reaching its beneficiaries through the Anganwadi centres (AWCs) at the village level, is one of the largest outreach programmes with over 80,000 AWCs spread over 38 districts and 8471 Gram Panchayats (GPs). While it is recognised and accepted that ICDS can play a very important role in achieving health and nutrition development objectives, it has also been a mixed bag of outcomes.  Experience in Bihar and other states have shown that much more can be achieved in terms of quality and outreach when there is improved supervision, motivated and skilled field level functionaries and increased convergence. 

  • Media consultations on routine immunization in UP Surkhraj Kaur Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:22

    The Universal Immunization Program (UIP) also called Routine Immunization (RI) is primarily implemented by government health services under the National Rural Health Mission. In Uttar Pradesh (UP), it is implemented in all 72 districts. UNICEF office for Uttar Pradesh is supporting Government of UP in RI implementation and bringing up the immunization coverage levels.

  • UNICEF releases ABM Training Module in Hindi and English Surkhraj Kaur Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:07

    Under the Atal Bihari Bajpai Bal Arogya Evam Poshan Mission, a five day training module for ICDS health frontline functionaries (AWWs) was developed. This training module was produced keeping in mind the fact that AWWs should be well informed and confident about using the available mechanisms and platforms for increasing coverage of evidence based interventions as well as have the required skills for performing their tasks effectively.

  • Farm Household Surveys in Allahabad, UP help IFPRI in its goal to find sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty Surkhraj Kaur Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:28

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI Knowledge Products are research tools, best practices, and services which IFPRI advocates and shares as international public goods in order to increase the use and impact in developing and facilitating policy decision making.

  • Improving Healthy Behaviors Program (IHBP) website Launched

    The Improving Healthy Behaviors Program (IHBP), managed by FHI Development 360 (formerly AED), is a three-year technical assistance project, with two additional option years, designed to strengthen institutional capacity of government at the national, state, and district levels to design, deliver, and evaluate strategic communication programs focusing on behavior change.


  • Concern Worldwide - Participatory Equality Audit Surkhraj Kaur Fri, 10/07/2011 - 12:20

    Working in India since 1999, Concern Worldwide India set up a liaison office in Bhubaneswar, Orissa in 2002, which was the Priority State for its long-term development in India, to pave way for a poverty free country. The belief of the Concern that poverty can be alleviated only when issues of inequality and injustice are themselves addressed, is discussed in detail.


  • Delivering Joy. Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (CEmONC) – Best Practices in Tamil Nadu Surkhraj Kaur Mon, 08/22/2011 - 15:54

    Introduction of several CEmONC center in Tamil Nadu had reduced the maternal deaths in the State. The total percentage of complicated deliveries in the CEmONC centers had increased manifold. The number of referrals – out, which was quite high, had been drastically reduced. An insight into the public health system in the state and more particularly, in its maternal and child health services

  • Launch of the Maternal and Child Health Sustainable Technical Assistance and Research (MCH-STAR) Initiative Surkhraj Kaur Mon, 08/22/2011 - 15:40

    The MCH-STAR initiative launched on June 12, 2008 aimed to strengthen the capacity of Indian institutions in the areas of research and evaluation, policy analysis and advocacy, and in responsive technical assistance for MNCHN so as to provide technical leadership to global standards.

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