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Innovations in Maternal Health

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

December 2013 | 360 pages | SAGE India
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
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
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
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)
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
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)

Jay Satia

Jay Satia is a Senior Advisor to the President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, and Professor Emeritus at the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gujarat. He was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) for more than 20 years and served as its Dean during 1987–89. At IIM-A, he worked on operations management as well as on management of health, population and nutrition programmes. During the period 1993–2008, Professor Satia was the Executive Director of the International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), a Malaysia-based international non-governmental organisation... More About Author

Madhavi Misra

Madhavi Misra is currently Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at PHFI. She is a trained social worker and completed her Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has also completed her Masters of Public Health from University of Warwick in the UK. Additionally, Misra has completed a certificate course in Tobacco Control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a certificate course in Global Health Diplomacy from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.She is a public health professional with work experience of more than seven years in the field... More About Author

Radhika Arora

Radhika Arora is presently enrolled in the Master of Public Health Programme at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, where she earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics, Financing and Policy. She has previously worked at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) towards developing audio-visual case studies on innovative programmes in the area of maternal and child health being implemented in India. Before joining PHFI, Arora worked as a features writer with Outlook Traveller and Time Out, Delhi. She has a Masters in Broadcast Journalism and almost... More About Author

Sourav Neogi

Sourav Neogi is working with Ernst & Young in the Development Advisory Services. He is a postgraduate in Health and Hospital Management from Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Jaipur. He is currently working with Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd as a consultant in the Development Advisory Group.His prior work experience includes project on ‘Developing Case Studies of Innovations in Public Health for Competency Strengthening and Advocacy’ at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as a research associate for 2.5 years. Neogi also worked with Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH), Udaipur as programme manager and the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132113102