The Madhya Pradesh Innovation Hub was instituted in 2019 pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Health Mission, Government of Madhya Pradesh (NHM-MP) and India Health Action Trust and the Antara Foundation. The hub supports NHM-MP to identify health challenges and design interventions to improve population health outcomes of the state in the areas of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Strengthening.

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The Innovation Hub’s activities are based on the program science framework which uses an adaptive response to enable public health programs to continuously and systematically examine its program processes, outputs and outcomes, explore areas that require further understanding, implement and evaluate new interventions and then use the knowledge gained to further re-design and develop programs and conduct further embedded research.
The hub works closely with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to identify public health priorities in the state and provides research support in answering questions emerging from the field in relation to identified priorities. It supports the government in testing novel ideas and interventions while also supporting in translating global and national best practices into action plans for the state. The hub plays the role of a facilitator for implementing public health interventions at scale in the state.



  • Health Systems Strengthening

The hub has been supporting the government in Health Systems Strengthening with focus on Human Resource for Health where it helped conceptualise the transfer module for its Human Resource Management System (HRMS) and helped streamline human resource classification. It also supported the government in analysing the HRMS data to identify facilities without medical officers to prioritise for recruitment and posting.


Understanding Frontline Mentors of Project MANCH

Project MANCH, supported by HCL Foundation, aims to improve the MNCH outcomes in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. One of the key drivers of the Project are the ASHA Supervisor Mentors (ASMs) who provide need-based supportive supervision & mentoring to ASHA Supervisors & ASHAs. This brief highlights the Group Session conducted to understand their personal gains & challenges & brainstorm on possible solutions & strategies to strengthen the intervention.

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