Essential RMNCAH+N services in response to COVID-19 at Dumka Medical College, Jharkhand
Bringing back focus on essential RMNCAH+N services in COVID 19 pandemic – shifting SNCU & labor room back to the Dumka Medical College & Hospital by the district technical consultant– a story of relentless advocacy.
Maternity services during the pandemic through improved IPC
USAID Vriddhi project has been supporting the NHM, Jharkhand in orientation and capacity building of staff from all the 24 districts and with focused attention on health facility staff.
Challenges and building resilience during COVID-19
Dr. Harish Kumar
All the health intervention within Vriddhi had been layered with COVID -19 packages including training, supplies of COVID-19 medicine, ventilators, PPE, etc.
IMPROVING PNEUMONIA DETECTION & TREATMENT IN INDIA THROUGH AMERICAN INGENUITY
One of the leading cases of death for children in India is pneumonia, contributing to 15 percent of deaths for children under five.
TARGETED INVESTMENTS YIELD MULTITUDES FOR INDIA’S WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Due to the size of India, maternal and newborn mortality comprise 15 percent and 26 percent of the respective global burden.
Empowered to shield the community against COVID19
USAID Vriddhi team has provided information by way of messages and videos on infection prevention and control against COVID19 to Sahiyas (ASHAs) for sharing with family members during their visit.
Fund for Rural Prosperity: Innovating in times of crisis
The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity has been adapting and responding to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Beyond the public health consequences, this virus has caused severe economic disruption, as travel restrictions are imposed and businesses shuttered to try and slow the spread of this deadly disease.
Beating TB Through Nutrition
The Government of India (GOI) has pledged its commitment at the highest levels to eliminate TB by 2025 and has launched a bold National Strategic Plan for TB elimination (NSP). Towards this end, ChildFund India, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and IPE Global Limited, have come together to complement the GOI’s priorities.
Listening and Monitoring Fetal Heart Rate
The monitoring device, Moyo, helps the staff nurse in the labour room to monitor faster, easier and effective FHR and raises alarm if abnormal FHR is recorded. The calculated fetal heart rate is presented on the display together with an audible (doppler) sound.
Practicing Correct Management of Pneumonia in Mewat, Haryana
The multi modal pulse oximeter device called RAD G, designed by Masimo Health is a novel device which records and displays SPO2 and respiratory count of patient, helps in screening pneumonia.
World TB Day 2020- Corporates join the fight to end TB by 2025
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be the largest infectious disease killer in India causing an estimated 4,500 deaths every year . The country is home to over a quarter of the global TB burden, with an estimated 27 lakh new TB cases emerging each year. Recognizing that tuberculosis affects populations inequitably, contributes to the cycle of ill-health, malnutrition and poverty, and that the spread of TB has an impact upon the community and its development, the government has waged a war against the disease.
INVOLVING MOTHERS IN CARE INCREASES SURVIVAL OF PRETERM AND LOW BIRTH WEIGHT NEWBORNS
The story of Ganga and her baby has provided SNCU of DH Mahasamund with a learning that strengthening clinical practices, family’s participation as part of FPC, allowing fathers or mothers to be part of the process helps in the survival and growth of the neonate against all odds.
Champions of Change: Leveraging technology for improved competency of service provider
Every year about 32000 women die due to pregnancy-related causes in India. More than 90% of these maternal deaths are preventable with the presence of a skilled birth attendant during delivery. It is therefore crucial that women seek timely care during pregnancy and childbirth, and that all births are attended by health professionals with a sufficient level of training.
Investing in next generation
A teacher from a district school in Barnala says, “Under the Vriddhi team, we all learnt about the supplementation of iron and Folic Acid tablets and how that can help build good health and well-being of the children.
Empowering Health Workers Saving Lives
The USAID funded Vriddhi project conceptualized and implemented a comprehensive capacity building approach that included participatory training based on adult learning principles, follow up and mentoring of the trainees in their workplace, facilitating use of data to track progress and overcome local bottlenecks.
Saviors in the Wilderness
Vriddhi through its care around birth approach targets mothers and newborn at the critical time of birth. The approach not only aims at enhancing skills of health workers but also empowers them and builds their confidence to apply their learning to real life situations and make a difference
Winds of Change Breaking Down Barriers
Nirmala is one among the 123 health-workers who were trained by Vriddhi to reach out to expecting mothers in the far-flung hilly areas of Jhanjheli block to distribute the lifesaving Misoprostol and counsel mothers.
Joyful Child Birth
This time during the birth of my second child in the hospital, nurses in the facility were very helpful and comforting. They even allowed my sister to enter the labor room during the delivery, which made me feel supported. Curtains and screens in the labor ensured a private space for me. Everything was neat, clean and orderly.
Families Join Hands to Care for Small and Sick Newborns
Now a days, our special newborn care unit has become a joyful place. Mothers are spending time with their sick babies and tending to their needs. Mothers are taught how to care for small and sick babies. They join us for feeding babies with special needs, keeping them clean and warm, and also learn kangaroo mother care. All of these skills are essential for survival of such newborns.
Helping Premature, Small and Sick Newborn Survive and Thrive
Kangaroo Mother Care is a simple cost-effective technique to promote the health and well-being of small and pre-term newborns. It helps mothers keep the baby warm and feed him/her as often as needed. This technique can be practiced at home by any healthy adults using locally available resources.