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Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programmes in India

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programmes in India
A Programme Science Approach

First Edition
  • B. M. Ramesh - Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Shiva S. Halli - Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Krishnamurthy Jayanna - Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Mohan H. L. - Senior Technical Advisor, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba

July 2018 | 332 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Despite the existing plethora of knowledge and continuous efforts to identify synergies and integrate the interventions across the continuum of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), there is a lack of consensus on the best way forward to achieve the quickest reductions in maternal and child mortality rates in developing countries in a strategic and coordinated manner. This book fills the gap, and provides a strategic approach, process and tools for designing and implementing large-scale MNCH  programmes that are covered by the health system. This strategic approach termed as ‘programme science’ embeds science into all phases of programme cycle to optimize results and resources in implementing large-scale MNCH programmes. The book argues, with examples from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, that programme science as an approach can significantly improve the MNCH services in developing countries.

1. Assessments and Interventions
2. Quality Improvement Through Mentoring Interventions
3. Interventions to Improve Utilization and Coverage
4. Strengthening Data Management and Use
Epilogue: Conclusion and Way Forward
Key features

·  This is a book that provides an original theory and offers exceptional illustrations.

·  The author’s objective of this book is to serve as a first step towards developing a strategy to design the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) interventions at each level of the health system and across the care continuum; facilitating development and assessment of innovations followed by scaling-up of these innovations so as to achieve the impact in the shortest time.

· This book aims to enhance the available literature on the application of programme science to improve the delivery of critical maternal, newborn and child health services in India.

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ISBN: 9789352807048