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National Agency for Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) for Malaria Control and Kala-azar Elimination for World Bank Supported States

New Concept is the National BCC agency hired by the National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program (NVBDCP), MoHFW, GoI, for prevention and control of malaria in nine World Bank funded states and elimination of kala-azar three states including Jharkhand.

Appreciation for creation of the e-learning LMS on Immunization

I wanted to thank you and others in the New Concept team for the excellent support provided in developing the e-learning course in immunization.

Reducing Child Mortality through Effective Childhood Diarrhoea Management

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

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. 

Developing Behaviour Change Communication Strategy for Kala-azar Elimination

The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) of the Government of India launched targeted project interventions in ten states - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal across the country for malaria and kala-azar control with support from the World Bank.