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Time to further reduce maternal mortality rate

An article published in The Economic Times highlights opportunities to further reduce infant and maternal mortality.

Andhra Jyothy reports on the findings from our research on Maternal and Child Health.

    Health Systems, Maternal and Child Health

    Maternal and Child Health

    Abusaleh Shariff, Chief Scholar of the  US-India Policy Institute, has undertaken an analysis of 3 important ways to improve the lives and health of women and children in Andhra Pradesh: expanding immunisation programmes for children, raising awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, providing cash incentives to mothers to attend ante-natal care appointments.

    Health Systems

    Written by PR Sodani, Neeraj Sharma, Md Mahbub Hossain, SD Gupta, and DK Mangal  of IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India this paper examines 4 key interventions to improve the quality of health systems in Andhra Pradesh: (1) Expand urban ambulance network, (2) Expand rural ambulance network, (3) Improved maternal and neonatal health care, and (4) Family planning for unmet need.


    Written by William Joe, Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, Abhishek Kumar, Research Scholar, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, and S.V. Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health this paper examines 5 key interventions to improve nutrition in Andhra Pradesh: (1) Package of nutrition based interventions, (2) Education for complementary feeding and hand-washing, (3) Supplementary food for mother and child, (4) Micronutrients for pregnant women at ANC visits, and (5) Treatment for children with severe acute malnutrition.

    Sector Expert Consultation

    On 25th Oct 2017, the sector expert consultation on Health was held at Hotel Fortune Murali Park, Vijayawada. A total of 27 experts participated in the consultation. The consultation included experts from Government agencies like Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad (APVVP); Director of Health, GoAP; MEPMA; Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan;  Medical Officer, State Senior Coordinator for School Health; Indian Medical Association; Chairperson, Dean - Research and Research Officer from IIHMR University, Jaipur; Health Consultants from UNICEF; Senior faculty from Siddhartha Medical College; researchers from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, and private sector stakeholders from hospitals including Ramesh Hospital etc.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to improve health systems, maternal, and child health in Andhra Pradesh compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.