Strengthening 1st 1000 Days and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in
Urban Slums of Bangalore
Funding Agency:: HCL Foundation
Project Team:Dr. R Sarala (Project Lead), Mr. Satish Kabbur (RO)
Location: : 5 urban slums in Bangalore, Karnataka
Duration: April 2023 to March 2024
This program focuses on underprivileged communities living in the urban slums of Bangalore in strengthening 1st 1000 days and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD). The program aims are to 1) identify the gap and strengthen the 1st 1000 days for improved Maternal Child Health outcomes. 2) To enrol 25 children aged 6 months to 3 years in each creche, to provide nutritious food and support in the overall development (Cognitive, Language, Physical, Social, and Emotional) of the child 3) Health Literacy to parents of ECCD beneficiaries and community on 1st 1000 days viz., child growth and development, IYCF, Early Childhood Education, Food and Nutrition, WASH, Immunization, Family Planning, etc. and also to improve demand to seek healthcare from public health facilities/FLWs.
Impact of the study: 1) Overall improvement in the nutritional and health status of ECCD children 2) Improved KAP among parents, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and their spouses on 1st 1000 days, ECCD and other nutritional-related issues 3) Improved health-seeking behavior and health status among pregnant women and lactating mothers 4) Increased father’s involvement in childcare and development.
Situational Analysis in the Field of Disability and Inclusive Development
Funding Agency:: CBM Trust
Project Team:Dr. Usha Manjunath (PI), Dr. Akash Prabhune (Co_PI), Ms. Aishwarya Khot, Ms. Akshata Goje
Location::India all States and UT
Duration: May to July 2023
The project objectives are to map the multidimensional factors impacting the inclusive and equitable development of Persons with Disabilities across the states of India and identify the current gaps in terms of the enabling environment, demand, service delivery, quality assurance, and cross-cutting issue across the states and union territories of India.
The situational analysis would focus on understanding the linkages between disability and poverty, disability and livelihood, disability, and social protection, disability and education and training, disability and public accessibility, disability and gender, disability and health, and access to assistive devices.
This would be based on a framework suggested by UNICEF viz., a. Enabling Environment b. Demand c. Service Delivery d. Measuring and Monitoring Quality and e. Cross-Cutting Issue. IIHMR Bangalore would use a mixed methods approach of literature review, secondary data analysis, and Key Informant Interviews to supplement the secondary analysis findings.
Gap analysis and Entry level NABH accreditation (2nd edition)
Funding Agency:: Mithra Multi Specialty Hospital
Project Team:Dr. Deepashree and Dr Chethana H S.
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Duration: June 2023 – Dec 2023
Mithra Multi-speciality Hospital is built by a team of professionals. The hospital believes in minimally invasive treatment with minimum patient discomfort. All the various services and specializations are provided, keeping in mind the important component of patient – affordability while getting the best medical care. This hospital simultaneously encourages research and academics to be abreast in the latest medical world. MITHRA Multi Speciality Hospital along with its team of highly experienced doctors have a simple motto – Dedicated to serving all with love, care and compassion.
IIHMR Bangalore is providing consultancy services with the objective to strengthen hospital processes in adherence with quality standards, capacity building of staff on QMS and develop appropriate supervisory and monitoring mechanisms.
Evaluation of the Impact of the ICDS Programme (including Poshan Abhiyan) in Karnataka State in terms of Improving the Nutritional Status of Women and Children for promoting the achievement of nutritional targets under Sustainable Developmental Goal -2 for the period 2015-16 to 2020-21
Funding Agency: Karnataka Evaluation Authority (KEA), GoK
Project Team:Dr. R. Sarala (PI), Dr. Asna Urooj (Co-PI), Mr. Gowtham Gosh, Dr. Gyan Chandra Kashyap, Dr. Rajeshwari BS, Dr. Jyothi Vijay, Mr. Rajendra D, Dr. Arunesha BS.
Location: 18 Districts of Karnataka
Duration: Mar 2022 to June 2023
This study has been instigated by the Karnataka Evaluation Authority, GoK, aimed to evaluate the wider impact of the Integrated Child Developmental Services (ICDS) Programme and Poshan Abhiyan among Pregnant Women, Children (0-6 years), and Adolescent Girls in the selected 18 districts of the Karnataka State. The primary objective of the evaluation is to determine and analyse the basic issues related to poor outcomes/ impact of the program in terms of malnutrition and anemia indicators- stunting, wasting, undernutrition, and anemia among women & children in the state. A cross-sectional study design is adopted. Total 390 Anganwadi centres and appox.4000 beneficiaries of the program from all 18 districts are being covered by the study. A mixed methodology is adopted to gather both quantitative and qualitative data viz., KII, FGDs, Case Studies, and Facility surveys of Anganwadi Centres to understand the program implementation, impact, and gaps regarding its outcomes.
360-degree Assessment of the Ability and Quality of Community Health Officers for management of Common Health Conditions – Development of a Tool for Evaluation
Funding Agency: National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi
Project Team: Dr. Usha Manjunath (PI), Dr. Akash Prabhune (Co-Pi).
Location: 15 Districts, Karnataka
Duration: November 2022- September 2023
Objectives of the study are to a) develop a standardized tool to objectively assess the quality of CHOs for the management of common health conditions across Health Wellness Centres (HWCs) and b) pilot and validate an ability assessment aptitude tool for Community Health Workers (CHOs) for various functions at HWCs. Methodology: Input, processes, and output framework will guide the development of the assessment tools. A mixed methodology would be adopted viz., qualitative, and quantitative data for the study. Methods of data collection include observations, record review, and Personal Interviews with Patients, CHOs, ASHAs, and Medical Officers. Each study instrument would be assigned across thematic areas of General Infrastructure, Statutory Compliances, Clinical Quality and Documentation, Safety, Training, Inventory Management, and Clinical Governance. A scoring criterion would be developed to quantitatively score the response on an ordinal scale enabling a composite index of quality and ability through 360-degree assessment.
Gap Analysis and Full NABH Accreditation for Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research (5th Edition)
Funding Agency: : Dr. Chandramma Dayanand Sagar Medical Institute for Education and Research
Project Team:Dr. Chethana, Dr. Deepashree, Dr. Usha Manjunath, Mr. Piyush Kumar, Dr. Kirti Udayai, Dr. Rajeshwari.
Location: Harohalli, Chennapatna, Karnataka.
Duration: January 2023 – December 2023
Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, Deverakaggalahalli, Kanakapura Road, Ramanagara Dt, Karnataka is planning for NABH accreditation and seeks consulting services to conduct complete NABH accreditation of the hospital involving analysis of the hospital setup, operations, and other practices to identify the gaps in the existing system and implement the complete NABH standards.
IIHMR Bangalore is providing consultancy services with the objective to strengthen the present operations to redesign the systems, train the staff on the latest Quality Management Practices and develop appropriate supervisory and monitoring mechanisms. The methodology adopted for this study is to institutionalize the NABH norms in the hospital.
Gap Analysis and Entry NABH Accreditation for Maiya Multispecialty Hospital (5th Edition)
Funding Agency:Maiya Multi Specialty Hospital
Project Team:Dr. Deepashree, Mr. Piyush Kumar, Mr. Santhosh.
Duration: October 2022 – June 2023
Maiya Multi Speciality Hospital is a leading healthcare player in Bangalore. The hospital was planning for NABH accreditation and sought consulting services to conduct an entry-level NABH accreditation of the hospital involving analysis of the hospital setup, operations, and other practices to identify the gaps in the existing system and implement the entry-level NABH standards. IIHMR Bangalore is providing consultancy services with the objective to strengthen the present operations to redesign the systems, train the staff on the latest Quality Management Practices and develop appropriate supervisory and monitoring mechanisms. The methodology adopted for this study is to institutionalize the NABH norms in the hospital.