Important Health Reports and Surveys
Recommendations for Strengthening Skills and Competencies of ASHAs – Consultation Report
UNICEF had organized a two day consultation on Strengthening Skills and Competencies of ASHAs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Systems Resource Center in January 2013. This report captures the consultation proceedings and recommendations for identifying needs and to strengthen the skills and competencies of ASHAs with emphasis on interpersonal communication and community mobilization.
Supportive Supervision of Frontline Workers and Service Providers: Consultation ReportUNICEF had organized a two day consultation on Supportive Supervision, in collaboration with the ministries of Health and Family Welfare and Women and Child Development in November, 2012. This report captures the consultation proceedings and recommendations for effectively using supportive supervision as a mechanism to enhance skills and competencies of frontline workers, such as Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHAs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and Anganwadi Worker (AWW) and service providers.
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Cooking with cleaner fuels in India: a strategic analysis and assessment
This “Policy Briefs Series” is the culmination of a joint research on healthy cooking fuel options for India, carried out by TERI and AIIMS during 2009–10 with funding support from UNICEF. The findings are based on extensive primary and secondary research that included literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, and field studies in select villages of Haryana state. To download clock on links below
Indoor Air Pollution: A Case for Change
Cooking Fuels in India: Trends and Patterns
Choices for Change: Evaluating Cooking Fuels
Call for Change: Catalysing a Cleaner Future!
Coverage Evaluation Survey Report 2009
The Coverage Evaluation Survey 2009 (CES-2009), a nationwide survey covering all States and Union Territories of India, was conducted during November 2009 to January 2010. The survey was commissioned by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the funding from IKEA Social Initiative. ORG – Centre for Social Research was entrusted to carry out the survey.
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Vaccine wastage assessment was carried out in India in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, State governments and partners. Field assessment was carried out in national stores and state of Assam, HP, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and UP.
The Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) is the Indian adaptation of the WHO-UNICEF generic Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy and is the centrepiece of newborn and child health strategy under Reproductive Child Health II and National Rural Health Mission.
Improving Newborn Survival in India: Status of Newborns
India carries the highest single share of neonatal deaths in the world – around 24% of the worldwide total. Neonatal deaths continue to remain unacceptably high even after the earlier declines in the infant mortality rate (IMR) seen in 1980-90s due to minimal reduction in neonatal deaths compared to achievements in post-neonatal mortality.
Human Resources for Facility-based Newborn Care in India
Operating Perinatal Referral Transport Services in Rural India: A Toolkit
Special Care Newborn Units (SCNUs) require a complex set of clinical and managerial functions to be executed in a conducive environment. Availability of adequate and functional equipment and commodities such as drugs and consumables is crucial for the effective functioning SCNUs. A large proportion of the investments in SCNUs goes towards this.
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Handbook forVaccine & Cold Chain Handlers
The handbook for vaccine and cold chain handlers has been prepared with technical contributions from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India,
Management Practices for Childhood Diarrhoea in India, 2009
Diarrhoea continues to be an important contributor to childhood deaths in India. About 10 per cent of infants and 14 per cent of 0-4-year children die due to diarrhoea in India. In the last decade, two technical advances have further improved the survival of children suffering from diarrhoea: 1) introduction of low osmolarity oral rehydration salt (ORS) and 2) zinc therapy.
Immunization is one of the most cost effective intervention know to decrease disease morbidity and mortality. Availability of appropriate and accurate information about immunization coverage levels among all children and selected group, status and quality of immunization services, and bottlenecks to improving coverage levels are crucial to developing and implementing effective strategies for improving immunization coverage.
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is the leading viral cause of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in India. Large scale periodic outbreaks have been reported in epidemic forms in India since the past four decades.
Measles Morality Reduction Plan 2005-10
High measles mortality occurs every year in India particularly in states with poor routine immunization coverage. Government of India has developed a measles mortality reduction plan with the aim to reduce measles mortality by 2/3rd from the baseline by 2010. The GOI document can be downloaded in PDF format
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National cold chain assessment was carried out in India in July 2008. The report reflected the cold chain infrastructure of the country and gaps in terms of infrastructure and human resources with net requirements to adequately support the routine immunization program. The report can be downloaded in PDF format.
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Orissa State in India conducted Vaccine Management Assessment and Training of 26 health department staff in December 2007. The assessment and training covered state vaccine store, 6 regions, 12 districts and 30 blocks. The assessment was done using the tool called VMAT (Vaccine Management Assessment Training tool) jointly developed by WHO-UNICEF. The report reflecting the assessment result can be downloaded in PDF format.
Effective Vaccine Management Assessment
Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness
Coverage Evaluation Survey Report 2009- State Fact Sheets