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Innovations in Maternal Health
Case Studies from India

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Jay Satia - Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gujarat
  • Madhavi Misra - Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi
  • Radhika Arora - Indian Institute of Publich Health, Delhi
  • Sourav Neogi - Public Health Professional, Ernst & Young

Other Titles in:
Maternal Health | Nursing | Public Health

January 2014 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Innovations in Maternal Health presents a compilation of twenty-three innovations from the area of Maternal and Newborn Health. These innovations have been written in the case-study style for teaching, which will be beneficial for capacity building initiatives for health-care professionals. These descriptive cases cover innovative programmes, initiatives and technologies implemented in India. Each case is complemented by a documentary film provided in the accompanying DVD. 

The book takes us on a boat ride through the rarely travelled riverine areas of the Majuli Islands of Assam and the Sunderbans in West Bengal to the state of Tamil Nadu, which is known for its constant endeavours to improve its health-care system, considered one of the best in the country. Technological innovations to address hypothermia in newborns and buy time in cases of postpartum haemorrhage in low-resource settings have been documented in detail. 

The book hopes to encourage readers to analytically view the need for innovations, critically analyse their success and challenges and the need for information sharing for better utilization of existing knowledge. 

 
Foreword K.Srinath Reddy
 
Introduction
 
I: HEALTH SYSTEM FOR MATERNAL AND NEWBORN CARE (ACCESS; QUALITY; AVAILABILITY; AFFORDABILITY)
Access to Healthcare Services in Remote Areas  
Radhika Arora
Ships of Hope: Mobile Boat Clinics in the Riverine Areas of Assam (C-NES)
Sourav Neogi
The Three-tier Outreach Model for Hard to Reach Areas: The Sunderbans
Behaviour Change Communications  
Raj Mohan Panda and Sourav Neogi
Innovation in Behaviour Change Communication: The RACHNA Project
Financial Access to Health Care Services  
Sourav Neogi
Increasing Financial and Physical Access for Service Delivery: Sambhav Voucher Scheme
Health Care Infrastructure  
Madhavi Misra
LifeSpring Hospital Pvt Ltd.
Madhavi Misra
Merrygold Health Network
Human Resources  
Radhika Arora
Addressing Issues of Human Resources and Quality of Care: The Yashoda
Quality Initiatives in Health Care Services  
Sanghita Bhattacharya and Radhika Arora
Quality Assurance Programmes (QAPs) in Public Health Facilities
Referral Transport  
Raj Mohan Panda and Sourav Neogi
Emergency Referral Transport: The GVK-EMRI Model
Sourav Neogi
Low-cost Referral Transport: The Janani Express
 
II: ADDRESSING DIRECT CAUSES OF MORTALITY
Newborn Care (Hypothermia)  
Madhavi Misra
Warmth for newborns: The Embrace Infant Warmer
Post-partum Hemorrhage (PPH)  
Madhavi Misra
Use of Non-pneumatic Anti-shock Garment (NASG): The Raksha Project
 
III: ADDDRESSING INDIRECT CAUSES OF MATERNAL AND NEWBORN MORTALITY
Family Planning  
Sanghita Bhattacharya and Radhika Arora
Promoting Change in Reproductive Behaviour: PRACHAR
Community-based Intersectoral Interventions in Health  
Radhika Arora
The Silver Lining: Community-led Initiatives for Child Survival (CLICS)
Radhika Arora
Community for Care: Comprehensive Rural Healthcare Projects (CRHP)
Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health  
Radhika Arora
Growing up Healthy: Anwesha Clinics, Friends Clinic, and Safdarjung Hospital Adolescent Health Network (SHAHN)
 
IV: ACCOUNTABILITY OF PROGRAMMES
Monitoring and Evaluation  
Sutapa B Neogi and Sourav Neogi
Collection of Evidence through Randomized Control Trial Setting: Ekjut Trial
Sutapa B Neogi and Sourav Neogi
Putting Evident into Action: Maternal Death Audit/Review
Social Accountability Initiatives  
Raj Mohan Panda and Sourav Neogi
Promoting Social Accountability for Safe Motherhood: White Ribbon Alliance India
 
V: SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS AS INNOVATION ENGINES
State Feature  
Sourav Neogi and Madhavi Misra
Innovative Approaches in Maternal and Newborn Care: Tamil Nadu Health System
Organization Feature  
Madhavi Misra
Using Science and Technology for Care: Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH)
 
Index

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ISBN: 9788132113102
£25.99