MATERNAL NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH IN INDIA

INDIA'S MISSION

By 2030, India aims to reach a Maternal Mortality Ratio of 70.
By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, aiming to
reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at
least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.

WHAT WE DO

IHAT and The University of Manitoba are working in close collaboration with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to improve availability, quality and utilisation across the community, facility and systemic level for maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.

  • STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY PROCESSESS

IHAT works with the government to enhance the coverage and quality of antenatal care, birth planning, home-based maternal, newborn, child health services and immunisation.

We build the capacity of Frontline Workers to mobilise communities to seek and receive essential maternal and child health services by supporting the government in their training and mentoring.

We develop job aids and tools to support the Frontline Workers to easily communicate and educate the women in the community

  • CAPACITY BUILDING FOR IMPROVED QUALITY

IHAT works towards improving the quality of Emergency Obstetric & Newborn care (Comprehensive and Basic) and paediatric services by strengthening knowledge, skills and practice of service providers.

The Nurse Mentors model provides on-site mentoring to the staff nurses to build their capacity on critical maternal and child health practices while the Regional Resource Training Center Training ropes in faculty from the medical colleges to mentor specialist doctors at first referral units to activate/strengthen Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric & Newborn services.

  • FACILITY READINESS FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES

IHAT supports the government in conducting situational analysis to assess the availability of equipment, supplies and trained human resources for Emergency Obstetric & Newborn care (Comprehensive and Basic) and paediatric services.

It works with the government to develop micro-plans to address these gaps and facilitates the process where necessary.

Resources

Program interventions to address the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic forced digression within public health interventions across the globe. As the world learns to cope with the new normal, it is important to ensure that vulnerable populations continue to access life saving health services. This report documents the COVID-19 interventions by IHAT in India and PHDA in Kenya, both in partnership with IGPH, University of Manitoba.

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Improving Knowledge and Skills of ASHAs: Using Job Aids to Support the Management of Sick Under-Five Children

IHAT conducted trainings with ASHAs to improve their ability to recognise danger signs and manage possible severe bacterial infection, pneumonia and diarrhoea at the community level. This brief highlights usage of job aids to improve skills and knowledge of ASHAs to support management of sick under-five children.

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Facility Readiness for Child Health Services in 25 High Priority Districts of Uttar Pradesh

Facility readiness for child health services is significant to overall improvement in the health system. This document throws light on the results of the UP-TSU child health facility readiness assessments and its utilisation in developing evidence-based plans for facility strengthening at the district hospitals in 25 High Priority Districts.

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