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IPE Global Publications | March 02, 2021 IST

Addressing Quality of Care in Pediatric Units using a Digital Tool: Implementation Experience from 18 SNCU of India

Lack of quality care is associated with newborn mortality and stillbirth. India launched the Special newborn care unit (SNCU) Quality of Care Index (SQCI) for measuring quality indicators in SNCU. The USAID Vriddhi project provided support to the use of SQCI in 19 SNCU across aspirational districts of Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. The objective was to provide holistic support to quality care processes by generating analyzed quarterly reports for action with the goal toward sustainability by capacitating SNCU personnel and program officers to use SQCI, over a 1period from April 2019 to June 2020.

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