The Government of Jammu & Kashmir, through its National Health Mission, has done excellent work through successful implementation of many programs in area of maternal and child health during the pandemic. Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) is assisting the Government of J&K in reducing preventable maternal deaths and improving maternal health through strengthening of pre-existing services and adoption of evidence based practices.
In order to design effective strategies for strengthening maternal health care in UT of J&K, NIPI and National Health Mission (NHM) planned to conduct situational analysis in identified facilities. Situational analysis will also help in conducting estimation of maternal mortality trends and help the Government to take informed data driven decisions, while designing contextually appropriate action plans, district level targets and true coverage of program activities.
A structured approach will be used for situational analysis which includes a systematic literature review, secondary analysis of maternal health data and inclusion of learning derived from field observations / discussions with service providers, beneficiaries. A triangulated approach will be followed utilizing different databases and diverse verification means. The learnings of field visits will be mapped to produce a layered meaningful analysis, enabling to fully explore status of maternal health.