MCH-STAR

The Maternal and Child Health Sustainable Technical Assistance and Research (MCH-STAR) is a five-year $13.8 Million initiative supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve policies, program approaches and resources in the areas of maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) in India. The MCH-STAR Initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of…… Continue reading MCH-STAR

Maternal and Perinatal Conditions — Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries — NCBI Bookshelf

In 2001, maternal and perinatal conditions represented the single largest contributor to the global burden of disease, at nearly 6 percent of total DALYs (Mathers and others 2004). Reducing that burden is widely stated as a priority at both national and international levels, but the track record of translating the rhetoric into action on a…… Continue reading Maternal and Perinatal Conditions — Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries — NCBI Bookshelf

Human Rights Facts (37): Maternal Mortality « P.A.P. Blog – Human Rights Etc.

Maternal death, or maternal mortality, is the death of a woman during or shortly after a pregnancy. More than half a million women die during pregnancy or childbirth every year, and many millions suffer from inadequately treated complications. About half of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and about one third occur in South Asia…… Continue reading Human Rights Facts (37): Maternal Mortality « P.A.P. Blog – Human Rights Etc.

DevInfo – di Facts

The vast majority of maternal deaths – more than 99 per cent, according to the 2005 UN inter-agency estimates – occurred in developing countries. Half of these (265,000) took place in sub-Saharan Africa and another third (187,000) in South Asia. Between them, these two regions accounted for 85 per cent of the world’s pregnancy-related deaths…… Continue reading DevInfo – di Facts

Research_Projects_for_PhDs

Research_Projects_for_PhDs, originally uploaded by soumitriv. A sketch of research projects at the meta level – potential PhD questions or areas of work. The idea of capacity development includes the development of research capacity-expertise in India. So these could be international research students. What other projects could there be?

MH_Expertise_network

MH_Expertise_network, originally uploaded by soumitriv. I was looking to create a network of experts – a network that will mirror what will be available in India. This will make for easy collaboration and for discipline or expertise orientated capacity development projects to be visualized. Have I missed out a discipline?

Thinking through how the project will work

bub_MHP1, originally uploaded by soumitriv. There are a whole series of ways we currently work in Industrial Design – on design orientated projects and capacity development project. There are therefore a raft of agencies supporting the students, scholars and staff in their research. I have captured some of the dimensions in this mind map. Are…… Continue reading Thinking through how the project will work

Sweden to help AP in curbing infant mortality

HYDERABAD: The Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA) has agreed to continue its assistance to the State Government for Advanced Midwifery Training (CAMT) in the State. The CAMT offers skillbased midwifery training to provide high quality services to mothers and newborns for reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. A Swedish delegation led by Sweden…… Continue reading Sweden to help AP in curbing infant mortality

India: Reviving public health services | Economists’ Forum | FT.com

What about replicability? Can other states reorganise their health systems along the lines of Tamil Nadu and reap the major health benefits that seem to accrue? Yes, they can. The administrative foundations are similar across the country. The key difference is that Tamil Nadu “(a) separates the medical officers into the public health and medical…… Continue reading India: Reviving public health services | Economists’ Forum | FT.com