of Health Systems (IHS) has been commissioned by the Earth
Institute, Columbia University to conduct a study on Gap Analysis in
Rural Health Care Institutions in Mahabubnagar district.
Health and Family Welfare, GoI has launched Reproductive, Maternal,
Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Strategy for
facilitating the achievement of the MDGs and 12th five year Plan
goals in the reduction of Maternal and Infant mortality. RMNCH+A is
a managerial framework for achieving the reduction of the Maternal
and Infant mortality in the country and this was based on the
response on Call to Action. The major components under the RMNCH+A
are 1) Skilled Care for Labor and Delivery 2) Early and Special
Newborn Care 3) Birth Spacing particularly on interval IUCD and
PPIUCD, and Social marketing of FP methods through ASHA 4) High
Impact Intervention: Pneumonia and
Childhood Diarrhea 5) Immunization 6) Nutritional particularly on
Facility Based management of SAM children and community based
management of MAM and 7) Adolescent health especially iron
deficiency Anemia. The Support of RMNCH+A will be in the area of
Robust planning, Human Resources, Capacity Building, Programme
monitoring, Supportive supervision, Financial management,
Innovation, building network of technical institutions and State
Drug Management information system.
partners have been identified in 29 states to facilitate the roll
out of the RMNCH+A in partnership with other Development partners
and Health Department. Columbia University is the Development
Partner for the Mahabubnagar District.
selected the study units by following multi stage random sampling
technique. The field investigators have been recruited, training
imparted, including pilot study at Balanagar PHC in Mahabubnagar
district. The study has been started on 21st Jan 2014. After a week
of the study, the debriefing session was conducted on 27th Jan 2014.
Presently the field study is in full swing in Mahabubnagar district.