IPE Global supports ‘National Dakshata Program’ to strengthen the labour room in health centres based on Dakshata guidelines, using technology to monitor the progress and provide support to health workers, harmonization of child health training packages, pre-service education in nursing and midwifery among others- as a part of the NIPI (Norway India Partnership Initiative) project. This image depicts a 9 month visit taking place where the baby’s nutrition is being monitored. These innovative solutions in maternal and new-born care aim to bring about a drastic reduction in preventable deaths and improve public service delivery structures.
We are working with Royal Norwegian Embassy for the Norway India Partnership Initiative, which aims to support the collaboration between the Government of Norway and India to reduce chlid mortality in India. One of the innovations of the project is the 'Kangaroo Mother Care' innovation which supports skin to skin contact (between the baby's front and the parent's chest) for warmth and comfort of the baby. This image depicts a father practising the 'kangaroo mother care' innovation.
The Norway India Partnership is based on India’s new ambitious health initiative, the National Health Mission (NHM), and aimed at facilitating rapid scale-up of quality child health services in four high focus states – Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Some of the innovations and strategic support being given includes the Home Based New Born Care Plus; Strengthening Pre-Service Nursing Education; Family Centered Care, etc. This image depicts a supervisor ensuring that the mother understands and learns about the care program.
Bond of Unity to carry out child and maternal health interventions
Agreements have been entered into by the Government of Norway through Royal Norwegian Embassy with IPE Global, Jhpiego and Public Health Foundatin of India for carrying out child and related maternal health interventions under the Norway India Partnership Initiative. During a video presentation, the bond of unity and working together for ensuring healthier lives for mothers and children is being depicted.
The Reproductive Health Output Based Aid (OBA) Approach Voucher Program for Safe Motherhood Family Planning and Sexual, Gender Based Violence Recovery Services
OBA program beneficiary Jane with a 'voucher baby'
The OBA Program was blessed with several voucher babies, one of them being from Kitui County. Jane, a mother of one of the voucher babies, is an active and zealous subsistence farmer. Jane purchased a safe delivery OBA voucher for 200 Kenyan Shillings, approximately 3 US dollars.Jane explained that she purchased the voucher to financially protect herself from possible complications of childbirth and to help with child spacing. With the voucher, Jane was able to choose from one of 56 public/FBO/Private Health Care providers in Kitui County. She gave birth to a healthy son at Jordan Private Hospital in Kitui. Jane said that she decided to purchase a family planning voucher as well; having seen the advantages of the Safe Delivery Voucher and she wishes that the government extends the voucher program.
USAID supported VRIDDHI is a technical partner to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to scale up Government of India’s RMNCH+A strategy. VRIDDHI supports six state governments to scale up RMNCH+A interventions. This image depicts the Training to Strengthen Care around Birth in progress. This is an experiential training designed to enhance competencies to delivery of evidence based, high impact interventions that will help to reduce preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India co-hosted the Çall to Action Summit 2015 ending preventable child and maternal deaths with the Ministry of Health, Government of Ethiopia, in partnership with partnership with USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Tata Trusts, UNICEF, UK Aid and WHO. Inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two day summit acknowledged the remarkable progress achieved in reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and the global partnerships, support and resources mobilised to achieve these gains and save over 100 million lives since 1990.
Committed to improve access for case diagnosis for tackling Visceral Leishmaniasis
Kala-azar (Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL)) is endemic in 54 districts scattered across four states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. IPE Global has undertaken the Implementation of Active Case Detection (ACD) Strategy for VL and PKDL under the KalaCore Programme for tackling VL. Our team visits each and every household in the endemic blocks aiming to identify people who are suspected to have VL/PKDL with the help of local ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers. Our ACD team conducted a spot diagnosis with RK-16 for one of our VL suspects at Uchaka pahadi village in Sunderpahadi-Godda, which was the toughest location to reach in Jharkhand. It involved 3-4 hours of walking in a forested area. The image depicts a KalaAzar patient who had never visited a hospital nor consulted doctor in his entire life. Our team diagnosed him successfully and refered him to the nearest health care facility.