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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976660/assessment-of-newborn-care-corners-in-selected-public-health-facilities-in-bihar
#1
Monika Chauhan, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Siddharth Reddy, Ghanashyam Sethy, Sutapa B Neogi
BACKGROUND: A functional newborn care corner (NBCC) is critical to provide immediate care to newborns including resuscitation, warmth, and initial care to sick newborns. NBCC provides an acceptable environment for all infants at birth, and it is mandatory for all delivery points at all levels in the health system including operation theaters. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to find the status of availability of NBCCs and service provision in selected public health facilities of Bihar...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976659/mobile-based-effective-vaccine-management-tool-an-m-health-initiative-implemented-by-unicef-in-bihar
#2
Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Ankan Mukherjee Das, Sutapa B Neogi, Jyoti Sharma, Ghanashyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: UNICEF launched the mobile-based Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) system in Bihar in 2014 along with the state government to electronically capture information and identify gaps in the existing vaccine management system for appropriate action. OBJECTIVE: This study accessed the implementation process of this initiative. METHODS: Quantitative data related to vaccine supply chain management indicators were collected in November-December 2015 using factsheets and dashboards, representing the situation of the vaccine supply and cold chain management system at regular intervals since the launch...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976658/computer-tablet-based-health-technology-for-strengthening-maternal-and-child-tracking-in-bihar
#3
Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Ankan Mukherjee Das, Jyoti Sharma, Sutapa Neogi, Ghanashyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: UNICEF along with the State Government of Bihar launched a computer tablet-based Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) in 2014, to capture real-time data online and to minimize the challenges faced with the conventional MCTS. OBJECTIVE: The article reports the process of implementation of tablet-based MCTS in Bihar. METHODS: In-depth interviews with medical officers, program managers, data managers, auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), and a monitoring and evaluation specialist were conducted in October 2015 to understand the process of implementation, challenges and possibility for sustainability, and scale-up of the innovation...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976657/rollout-of-quality-assurance-interventions-in-labor-room-in-two-districts-of-bihar-india
#4
Jyoti Sharma, Sutapa B Neogi, Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Siddharth Reddy, Ghanshyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: Quality of care at the facilities during childbirth remains a major concern. Improved quality could have the greatest dividend in saving maternal and newborn lives. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to implement quality assurance measures in the labor rooms of select public health facilities in two districts of Bihar. METHODS: The labor room quality assurance intervention was implemented in two districts, Gaya and Purnea in Bihar...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976656/using-nonpneumatic-anti-shock-garment-for-postpartum-hemorrhage-management-and-referral-at-the-public-health-facilities-a-pilot-study-in-two-districts-of-bihar
#5
Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Ankan Mukherjee Das, Ghanashyam Sethy, Sutapa B Neogi
BACKGROUND: Nonpneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) is a first-aid device that can save lives of women experiencing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore the feasibility of implementation of NASG intervention at select public health primary care facilities in two high priority districts of Bihar. METHODS: Qualitative design was used to document the NASG implementation process. In-depth interviews were conducted with health-care providers in November-December 2015...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976655/an-assessment-of-bicycle-intervention-to-improve-service-delivery-by-accredited-social-health-activists-in-selected-blocks-of-west-champaran-district-of-bihar
#6
Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Ghanashyam Sethy, Siddharth Reddy, Sutapa B Neogi
BACKGROUND: Several programmatic and logistic issues affect the overall performance of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs). Bihar Government provided bicycles to ASHAs in West Champaran district for increasing coverage of services by improving their mobility. OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of bicycles by ASHAs and it's effect on service delivery. It also captures the perspectives of ASHAs in terms of its utilization for performing tasks. METHODS: A community-based quasi-experimental study was undertaken during March-May 2016...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976654/rolling-out-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-secondary-level-facilities-in-bihar-some-experiences
#7
Sutapa B Neogi, Monika Chauhan, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Ghanshyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is one of the leading causes of under-five child deaths worldwide and in India. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a powerful and easy-to-use method to promote health and well-being and reduce morbidity and mortality in preterm/low birth weight (LBW) babies. OBJECTIVE: As the part of the roll-out of India Newborn Action Plan interventions, we implemented KMC in select facilities with an objective to assess the responsiveness of public health system to roll out KMC...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976653/hypertension-treatment-and-control-in-a-rural-cohort-in-thiruvallur-tamil-nadu-india
#8
Prabhdeep Kaur, Sudha Ramachandra Rao, Ramachandran Venkatachalam, Kanagasabai Kaliaperumal
Hypertension is a public health problem with low detection and treatment rates in India. We resurveyed 1284 patients with hypertension already identified in baseline survey of the cohort in Thiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The objective was to estimate the proportion of patients with drug treatment, hypertension control and lifestyle modification at follow-up (median follow-up 27 months). Overall, only 19.9% of the patients took drugs and 45.3% had blood pressure under control. Among 256 patients on drugs, 179 (69...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976652/decline-and-disparity-in-maternal-mortality-in-pre-and-post-national-health-mission-period-in-india
#9
Prakash Prabhakarrao Doke
Country- and state-wise maternal mortality shows the highest disparity among health statistics. The erstwhile National Rural Health Mission. (NRHM) in India aimed reduction in maternal mortality ratio. (MMR) to <100 per lakh live births. Accordingly, many new initiatives were planned and started. This analysis was carried out using data from the Sample Registration System. The data from 1997 to 1998 are available which dates 8 years prior to the launching of NRHM. Hence, comparison period was considered as 8 years of implementation of NRHM...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976651/plight-of-street-children-an-explorative-study-from-varanasi-india
#10
Mona Srivastava, Nasra Shareef
Rapid pace of unplanned urbanization in the developing countries has resulted in a large proportion of children becoming homeless, leading to multiple children living on the streets. These children are highly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Against this background, studies on the situational analysis of street children across India are needed; therefore, a study to assess the condition of street children in the city of Varanasi was planned. Street children registered with a nongovernmental organization were contacted...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976650/premarital-health-counseling-a-must
#11
Sonia Puri, Anupama Dhiman, Sagar Bansal
Premarital Health Counseling (PMHC) is emerging as a growing trend worldwide. The couples are provided with accurate and unbiased information and assistance, who are planning to get marry with the aim of screening, educating, and counseling about nutritional disorders, communicable diseases, medical conditions, hereditary/genetic disorders, and guiding for a healthy pregnancy. Premarital screening and adequate counseling are essential for changing attitudes toward consanguineous marriage particularly in places where consanguineous and "tribal" marriages are common, resulting in a high incidence of genetic disorders...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976649/potential-of-probiotics-in-hypercholesterolemia-a-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Smriti Sharma, Anura Vishwanathan Kurpad, Seema Puri
Human studies on the effects of probiotics on lowering blood cholesterol levels have not yielded conclusive results. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effect of probiotics on lipid profile was conducted. Articles were reviewed systematically from web search bases; PubMed, Cochrane Clinical Trial Registry. Those studies which were meeting the inclusion criteria-providing matching placebo, at least single blind for probiotics and placebo, providing mean and standard deviations and not involving the use of probiotics were selected...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976648/descriptive-evaluation-of-cigarettes-and-other-tobacco-products-act-in-a-north-indian-city
#13
Sonu Goel, Mohini Sardana, Nisha Jain, Deepak Bakshi
BACKGROUND: India is a signatory to Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and also enacted cigarettes and other tobacco products Act (COTPA) in 2003. OBJECTIVES: To undertake a comprehensive assessment (Section 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 under COTPA) of legislation against tobacco products in a North Indian city. METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted at 108 public places which included educational institutions, offices, health institutes, transit sites, and hotels/restaurants...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976647/case-profile-volume-analysis-and-dropout-rate-of-antirabies-vaccination-regimens-among-animal-bite-victims-in-gujarat
#14
Kishor M Dhaduk, Sumit V Unadkat, Pooja R Katharotiya, Ankit R Mer, Monika C Chaudhary, Mrudul M Prajapati
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a preventable neglected public health problem and associated with multiple cultural, religious, and social practices, myths in our country. There is a lack of organized surveillance system to measure the incidence of animal bite and human rabies as well as to evaluate cost-saving of different routes, regimen, and types of antirabies vaccines (ARV)/immunoglobulin available in India. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to know dropout rate in intradermal (i...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976646/risk-factors-of-suicide-among-patients-admitted-with-suicide-attempt-in-tata-main-hospital-jamshedpur
#15
Manoj Kumar Sahoo, Harshita Biswas, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: More than one lakh lives are lost every year due to suicide in India. In the last three decades (from 1975 to 2005), the suicide rate has increased by 43%. Jamshedpur is an Industrial town, which is rapidly growing and having population with mixed cultural background. Recently, there has been increasing trend in a number of suicide attempt across various age groups; there are around 300 cases of suicide attempt admitted to Tata Main Hospital each year. OBJECTIVE: To study the risk factors associated with suicide attempts...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976645/changes-in-sexual-behavior-and-contraceptive-use-after-hiv-acquisition-and-factors-associated-with-risky-sexual-practices-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-selected-indian-cities
#16
Beena Joshi, Sanjay Chauhan, Hiranya Das, Rosangluaia Luaia, Nitya Sunil
BACKGROUND: Sexual behavior and contraceptive use among HIV-infected persons are a neglected issue in public health programs. OBJECTIVES: To understand sexual practices and contraceptive use of people living with HIV (PLHIV) before and after being diagnosed with the infection and assess the providers' perspectives on provision of contraceptives to PLHIV, the quality of services provided and linkages between reproductive health and HIV services. METHODS: A mix method design study using a purposive sampling was undertaken enrolling PLHIV from ART centers and PLHIV networks across three cities in India...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976644/sustainable-development-goals-challenges-and-opportunities
#17
EDITORIAL
Zile Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561407/students-perception-of-quality-of-medical-education-in-a-medical-college-in-west-bengal-india
#18
LETTER
Dipta Kanti Mukhopadhyay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561406/students-perception-of-quality-of-medical-education-in-a-medical-college-in-west-bengal-india
#19
LETTER
Netra Pal Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561405/auditor-s-report
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July 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
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