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This study was aimed to assess the formation, function and effectiveness of VHSNC and VHSND in nine high priority districts of Bihar. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were adopted to gather relevant information. The study covered 174 Gram Panchayat spread across 101 development blocks of 9 high priority districts. Altogether, a total of 2958 respondents including recently delivered women (1914), currently pregnant women (696) and adolescent girls (348) were interviewed. In addition, 20 FGDs among stakeholders and 40 in-depth case study of VHSNC members, stakeholders, health and BTAST officials were carried out.

The main objective of this study was to provide endline coverage estimates of vitamin-coverage (9-59 months children), IFA (6-59 months), de-worming (12-59 months children) and diarrhea treatment with Zinc and ORS (2-59 months children) among children and IFA supplementation during pregnancy of recently delivered women. This study also aimed at assessing knowledge level of caregivers and health workers about causes, consequences and benefits of micronutrients supplementation, availability during the round and pre and post round activities of Shihu Sanrakhan Mah (SSM).

The main objective of this study was to provide baseline coverage estimates of vitamin-coverage (9-59 months children), IFA (6-59 months), de-worming (12-59 months children) and diarrhoea treatment with Zinc and ORS (2-59 months children) among children and IFA supplementation during pregnancy of recently delivered women. This study also aimed at assessing knowledge level of caregivers and health workers about causes, consequences and benefits of micronutrients supplementation, availability during the round and pre and post round activities of Shishu Sanrakshan Mah (SSM). The baseline study was funded by Micro-Nutrient Initiative India.

This study was commissioned by the Registrar General of India (ORGI), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, the objective of the Annual Health Survey (AHS) was to assess the efficacy of various health interventions including those under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). TALEEM was monitor and evaluate the performance of Survey Agencies and quality of data collected by the agencies under AHS. The total sample of 787272 was covered in all four states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand under TPA.

ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, The Government of India’s Ministry of Labour in partnership with, ICICI Foundation, ICICI Lombard, the International Labour Organization’s Micro Insurance Innovation Facility, the World Bank and the German Technical Corporation (GTZ) had initiated out-patient programme with the aim to accelerate and ensure last mile delivery of quality healthcare to BPL households. A baseline study was conducted to understand the health care needs and patient usage. A total of 1437 BPL household were covered. Besides, six FGDs and 60 in-depth interviews of key informants were carried out to get qualitative information.

This study aim was to provide the differences between baseline and endline parameters separately for all three selected districts of Jashpur, Raigarh and Dhamtari of Chhattisgarh district. This study was conducted in 90 schools. a total of 1080 school going and out of school were interviewed for the purpose of quantitative data collection and for qualitative data collection 180 trainers and service providers were interviewed. The endline study was funded by Micro-Nutrient Initiative India.

The primary objective of the study was to assess prevalence of anaemia among the unmarried school going and out-of-school adolescent girls. The end-line survey was conducted to estimate the differences between baseline and end-line parameters of three districts namely Jashpur, Raigarh and Dhamtari. Total 1800 unmarried adolescent girls were interviewed and haemoglobin test was done through Sahli’s method. In addition, 225 service providers were also interviewed.

The aim of the study was to measure the change in the levels of outpatient health seeking behvaiour, reduction in the out of pocket expenses of beneficiaries and to assess the change in the level of access for the beneficiaries before and after the implementation. Total 2400 BPL households were covered for the survey. Besides, 11 FGDs and 33 in-depth interviews of key informants were carried out to get qualitative information.

This study was commissioned by the Registrar General of India (ORGI), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The purpose of the study was to assess the efficacy of various health interventions including those under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). TALEEM was entrusted to monitor and evaluate the performance of Survey Agencies and quality of data collected by the agencies under AHS. The total sample of household surveyed in all four states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand under TPA was approximately 1, 66,587.

The study was commissioned by ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, Mumbai. The Government of India’s Ministry of Labour in partnership with ICICI Foundation, ICICI Lombard, the International Labour Organization’s Micro Insurance Innovation Facility, the World Bank and the German Technical Corporation (GTZ) has initiated out-patient programme with the aim to accelerate and ensure last mile delivery of quality healthcare to BPL households. A baseline study was conducted to understand the health care needs and patient usage. Total 1437 BPL household were covered. Besides, six FGDs and 60 in-depth interviews of key informants were carried out to get qualitative information.

Commissioned by Micro-Nutrient Initiative India, New Delhi, the study aimed to assess the prevalence of anaemia among the adolescent unmarried girls of age group10-19 years. Total 961 adolescent girls both school going and out-of-school of both rural and urban areas and 56 Aanganwadi workers was interviewed from three districts of Chhattisgarh. Haemoglobin test of 250 adolescent girls was done to assess the prevalence of anaemia.

Sponsored by Setu Developmental Intervention Centre, Ahmedabad, the study aimed to identify disable children aged 0-5 years within the specified boundary of an urban slum and an urban habitation of Ahmedabad and to recommend the strategies for long term Setu project impact. Data were collected from 35 mothers, 7 doctors and 15 schools.

The study aimed at collecting district level data on maternal & child health and family planning. All districts (25) of Gujarat and Daman, Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli were surveyed. A total of 31,350 households were covered. The study aimed to assess utilization of Government health facilities. The study was sponsored by IIPS Mumbai.

The study was carried for DKT India, Mumbai. To measure the overall impact of the project intervention, the second survey was carried out as an end line assessment study to assess status of condom availability, acceptability and its impact among truckers, CSWs and community members in eleven HIV high risk districts of Gujarat. The aim of the study was to assess the trend and attitudinal change towards condom.

The study was sponsored by Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. The purpose of the study was to assess exposures of women and children to Secondhand Smoke. The study was carried out in three localities of Ahmedabad. The study included houselisting, drawing 40 samples, filling consent forms, collecting information using structured schedules, installing monitors and removing after seven days for experimenting nicotine collection and collecting hair samples from females and children below 10 years. The Nicotine monitors and hair samples were sent to USA for laboratory testing and estimating nicotine content.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi entrusted the Foundation to undertake “National Family Health Survey –3 (NFHS-3, Phase-II)” in the state of Uttarakhand.

Six core staffs were supported by ten office staff. In addition, 12 house-listing investigators, six supervisors, six field editors, 24 field investigators and 12 health investigators and six drivers were hired during the period of data collection.

This was the third round of nationwide survey about the health of women, men and children. The survey aimed at providing indicators on fertility, family welfare and health. The survey also provided HIV prevalence among adult men and women of Uttarakhand. Survey has been carried out in the state of Uttarakhand covering 98 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs).

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi entrusted the Foundation the survey work for the state of Gujarat.

Eight core staff was supported by ten office staff. In addition, 12 house-listing investigators, six supervisors, six field editors, 24 field investigators and 12 health investigators and six drivers were hired during the period of data collection.

This was the third round of nationwide survey on the health of women, men and children. The survey was aimed at providing indicators on fertility, family welfare and health. The survey provided HIV prevalence among adult men and women of Gujarat. It was carried out in 24 districts of Gujarat covering 113 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs). A total of 3798 eligible women aged 15-49 years and 1584 men aged 15-54 years were interviewed from 3406 sample households. Blood sample has been collected from 6739 respondents for anaemia and 1179 for HIV.

Commissioned by the Indian Council for Medical Research, this project aimed to gather first- hand information and identify different pathways of domestic violence and related issues and study the relationships with outcome variables. It aimed to look at people’s perceptions of domestic violence to study the relationship between acts of violence and the consequences with special reference to reproductive health. The phenomenon of domestic violence is studied at three levels- the individual, family and community/society. This study is being carried out in the three states Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa.

Gujarat State AIDS Control Society, Ahmedabad and Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad sponsored the study. The study aimed at collecting taluka level data for population vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and to develop taluka and district mapping for the same groups of population. TALEEM Research Foundation worked as a nodal agency and selected five NGOs as regional agencies to collect information at taluka level and preparing taluka level maps. The regional agencies submitted the taluka mappings and TALEEM as Nodal Agency was engaged in preparing district level maps.

Maharashtra Health Systems Development Project, Government of Maharashtra sponsored the study. The project aimed to assess satisfaction of patients with a special emphasis on the wait time at various service outlets of the project facilities and to assess the provider's satisfaction. The satisfaction survey was carried out in eight districts of the Maharashtra State. Survey included visits of district hospitals, CHCs and PHCs, focus group discussions and interviews of indoor and outdoor patients in tribal and non-tribal areas of the State.

The study sponsored by Danish Agency for International Development Assistance (DANIDA), New Delhi was conducted to evaluate the role of street play and other IEC methods in informing the people about different aspects of tuberculosis control. Government of India and Government of Orissa had made aggressive attempts to combat tuberculosis in selected districts of Orissa under RNTCP. DANIDA, through DANTB had supported and strengthened IEC component of the programme and as part of an innovative strategy, street play was introduced to convey health information to the target population in the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh.

The RCH Project was entrusted to the Foundation by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The geographical area covered by the Foundation consists of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The study aimed at collecting district level data on utilization patterns of the health services provided by the Government health facilities and people’s perception on the quality of these services. The study also evaluated the progress that was been made under RCH programme implemented during 1997. During the second phase of the survey 18 districts i.e. 50 percent of the districts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland were surveyed. A total of 18039 currently married women and 10398 males were interviewed from 19320 sample households. Broadly the study provides various estimates such as CBR, CDR, MCH, CPR, unmet needs, awareness of HIV/AIDS and RTI/STI and prevalence of RTI/STI.

British Council Division, British High Commission, New Delhi entrusted the study to the Foundation. A participatory learning and action research was carried out in nine villages covering one village in Coastal, and four villages in the Plains and the Foothills Ecological Zones. In the Coastal Zone one Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) village was covered, in the Plains Zone two Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITMN), one Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and one Early Detection and Preventive Treatment (EDPT) and in the Foothills Zones one Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITMN), one Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and two Early Detection and Preventive Treatment (EDPT) villages were covered for the study. More than 100 individuals from the different cross section of the village community participated in the PLA in each village.

British Council Division, British High Commission, New Delhi entrusted the study to the Foundation. The study involved a series of studies dealing primarily with compliance behaviour of people related to malaria prevention interventions like Early Detection and Prompt Treatment (EDPT), Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITMN) and Inter Residual Spray (IRS) as well their response(s) to the ACD’s across three ‘ecological’ zones (coastal, plains and foothills) within Surat District. The studies included an impact survey of 18 villages, three in-depth holistic studies, covering nine villages, two process surveys of 18 villages each, three participatory learning and action (PLA), covering 45 villages. In addition impact of information, education and communication (IEC) campaign in 33 villages and study of DHC working were carried out. The outcome of each of these studies was documented as separate reports.

The main objective of the study is to provide comprehensive longitudinal evidence base on health, social and economic wellbeing of elderly population in India. Mapping and house-listing exercise has been carried out and household survey is presently going on in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. A total of 4000 respondents will be interviewed using tablet.

The purpose of this study was to create a baseline profile of public health indicators and prevailing morbidity and mortality of population with reference to emissions in a 10 km radius of CGPL unit, in Mundra.The survey was carried out in seven project villages within 10 kms of CGPL and two control villages (outside 10 kms. of CGPL’s catchment area) during April-May, 2016. A total of 349 out of 2731 households listed in project villages and 66 out of 746 listed households in control villages were surveyed.

The study was sponsored by ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth. The main aim of the study was to assess the impact of outpatient insurance project and assess the impact on quality of healthcare for low income (BPL) household. This endline survey covered the same 960 household in Mehsana District and 480 households in Narmada District which were covered in the baseline survey. Four FGDs in Mehsana and two in Narmada were also conducted.

The main objective of this study was to measure the change in level of OP health seeking behaviour of the beneficiaries, measure the reduction in the out of pocket expenses of beneficiaries before and after the implementation and assess the change in the level of access for the beneficiaries. The study was carried out in total 2400 BPL households (814 enrolled utilize households, 793 enrolled non-utilizers households and 793 non-enrolled). Besides quantitative survey, qualitative information was collected through 11 FGDs and 31 in-depth interviews.

This study was commissioned by the Registrar General of India (ORGI), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of various health interventions including those under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). TALEEM was entrusted to monitor and evaluate the performance of survey agencies and quality of data collected by the agencies under AHS. The total sample of household surveyed in all four states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand under TPA was approximately 666307.

The study was sponsored by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). The main objective of this study was to estimate the current usage of female condoms, to analyze the behavioral change and perceptions around female condoms and to assess the success and challenges faced. The survey was conducted among female sex workers in 35 districts of three states namely, Jharkhand, Odisha and Rajasthan.

The study was commissioned by NIPI Secretariat, UNOPS, New Delhi. The key objective of the study was to undertake a rapid assessment of the role of Yashoda in district hospital and CHCs of three districts of Rajasthan. The total sample size for quantitative data of various target groups including beneficiaries was 466 and that for qualitative study of stakeholders was 25.

The Government of India’s Ministry of Labour in partnership with, ICICI Foundation, ICICI Lombard, the International Labour Organization’s Micro Insurance Innovation Facility, the World Bank and the German Technical Corporation (GTZ) had initiated out-patient programme with the aim to accelerate and ensure last mile delivery of quality healthcare to BPL households. A baseline study was conducted to understand the health care needs and patient usage. Total 1437 BPL household were covered. Besides, six FGDs and 60 in-depth interviews of key informants were carried out to get qualitative information. The end line study was also conducted at the end of the implementation year. The study was sponsored by ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, Mumbai

The study was sponsored by Micro-Nutrient Initiative India, New Delhi. The study was aimed to assess the level of anaemia among children of 12-35 months, coverage and compliance of IFA supplements among pre-school children, and mothers during pregnancy and lactation period and knowledge. A total sample of 2038 mothers having children 0-35 months and 147 service providers were interviewed. Haemoglobin was tested for 537 pre-school children.

Commissioned by Department of Health of Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat, the study aimed to identify and record births and deaths (still birth, neonatal deaths and death of women in reproductive age and maternal deaths) in Banaskantha District of Gujarat State and also to identify various factors responsible for these deaths.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi entrusted the Foundation to carry out this national level survey work for the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The main aim of the project is to establish the state-wise prevalence of tobacco use, ascertain level of awareness/ knowledge regarding harm effects of tobacco. This survey has provided baseline data for capacity building of the states in tobacco control initiatives. The survey covered 5244 households in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The study was sponsored by Commissionarate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat. The study estimated the current immunization coverage among the children of 12-23 months and assesses maternal and adolescent health indicators in 18 districts of rural Gujarat. A Multi Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) design was followed to achieve the objectives of the study. The data were collected from 540 rural sites of 18 districts covering 6711 households and a sample of 4426 children (12-23 months), 1675 ante-natal, 1721 post-natal women and 149 adolescent women of age group 15-18 years were covered.

The study aimed at collecting district level data on maternal & child health and family planning. All districts (45) of Madhya Pradesh were surveyed. A total of 56,100 households were covered. The study also aimed to assess utilization of Government health facilities. The study was sponsored by IIPS Mumbai.

The RCH Project was entrusted to the Foundation by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The geographical area covered by the Foundation consists of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The study aims at collecting district level data on utilization patterns of the health services provided by the Government health facilities and people’s perception on the quality of these services. It also serves as a mid-line evaluation for measuring the impact of RCH program over a period of time.

During the second phase of the second round survey, 19 districts i.e. 50 percent of the districts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been surveyed. A total of 18000 currently married women and 11000 males were interviewed from 21080 sample households. Broadly the study provides various estimates such as CBR, CDR, MCH, CPR, unmet needs, awareness of HIV/AIDS and RTI/STI and prevalence of RTI/STI.

This sample survey was carried for DKT India, Mumbai. This was an assessment study to see the status of condom availability, acceptability and its impact in eleven HIV high risk districts of Gujarat. Data were collected from 62 rural high risk sites and 22 highways high risk sites. Mapping of condom retail sellers has been done in each site. Interview of all retailers, 10 males and five females from each rural sites and 5-10 truckers and five females including sex workers from each highway sites has been conducted.

The study was conducted during March, 2006 in Ahmedabad. It was sponsored by Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. The purpose of the study was to assess exposures of women and children to Secondhand Smoke. The study was carried out in three localities of Ahmedabad. The study included house-listing, drawing 40 samples, filling consent forms, collecting information using structured schedules, installing monitors and removing after seven days for experimenting nicotine collection and collecting hair samples from females and children below 10 years. The Nicotine monitors and hair samples were sent to USA for laboratory testing and estimating nicotine content.

The RCH Project was entrusted to the Foundation by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The geographical area covered by the Foundation consists of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The study aims at collecting district level data on utilization patterns of the health services provided by the Government health facilities and people’s perception on the quality of these services. It also serves as a mid-line evaluation for measuring the impact of RCH program over a period of time.

During the second phase of the second round survey, 19 districts i.e. 50 percent of the districts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been surveyed. A total of 18000 currently married women and 11000 males were interviewed from 21080 sample households. Broadly the study provides various estimates such as CBR, CDR, MCH, CPR, unmet needs, awareness of HIV/AIDS and RTI/STI and prevalence of RTI/STI.

The RCH Project was entrusted to the Foundation by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The geographical area covered by the Foundation consists of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The study aimed at collecting district level data on utilization patterns of the health services provided by the Government health facilities and people’s perception on the quality of these services. During the first phase of the second round survey, 19 districts i.e. 50 percent of the districts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been surveyed. A total of 18000 currently married women and 11000 males were interviewed from 21080 sample households. Broadly, the study provides various estimates such as CBR, CDR, MCH, CPR, unmet needs, awareness of HIV/AIDS and RTI/STI and prevalence of RTI/STI. In this round of survey nutritional status of women, adolescent and children were also been measured with the additional financial assistance from UNICEF.

The assessment study was sponsored by Maharashtra Health System Development Project Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra.This study was carried out to assess the level of satisfaction of patients as well as health providers. This study involved exit survey of 1341 indoor and outdoor patients. Besides survey, data were collected through 31 focus group discussions, 56 case study and observation of 165 outpatients. Profiles of 32 hospitals were also compiled.

DANIDA supported Madhya Pradesh Basic Health Services Programme, Phase-III, Bhopal, M.P. The study was carried out to evaluate the contribution of IEC efforts in the villages and to study the information needs and media preferences of the villagers. A survey was carried out in 24 villages from six selected districts, representing six geo-cultural zones of the states. Two PHCs were selected on the basis of their service delivery and performance. Thus in each district four villages were covered and in each village a sample of 40 was covered. Triangulation of the data on perceived needs reflected through the discussion with the IEC functionaries and through secondary sources, and the felt needs expressed by the villagers themselves helped in understanding the real communication needs and the management requirements of IEC in the state.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi entrusted the study to the Foundation. The study aimed at collecting district level data on utilization patterns of the health services provided by the Government health facilities and people’s perception on the quality of these services. The study also evaluated the progress that was made under RCH programme implemented during 1997. It also served as a baseline for measuring the impact of RCH program over a period of time. During the second phase of the survey 18 districts i.e. 50 percent of the districts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been surveyed. A total of 18039 currently married women and 10398 males were interviewed from 19320 sample households. Broadly the study provides various estimates such as CBR, CDR, MCH, CPR, unmet needs, awareness of HIV/AIDS and RTI/STI and prevalence of RTI/STI.

British Council Division, British High Commission, New Delhi sponsored a study for participatory learning and action research in nine villages covering three villages in each of the Coastal, Plains and Foothills Ecological Zones. Within each of the ecological zones, one village in each of the three interventions- Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITMN), Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and Early Detection and Preventive Treatment (EDPT) were covered for the study. More than 100 individuals from the different cross section of the village community participated in the PLA in each village.

The RCH Project was entrusted to the Foundation by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The geographical area covered by the Foundation consists of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The study aimed at collecting district level data on utilization patterns of the health services provided by the Government health facilities and people’s perception on the quality of these services. The study also evaluated the progress that was made under RCH programme implemented during 1997. During the first phase of the survey 18 districts i.e. 50 percent of the districts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland were surveyed. A total of 18029 currently married women and 7095 males were interviewed from 19021 sampled households. Broadly the study provides various estimates such as CBR, CDR, MCH, CPR, unmet needs, awareness of HIV/AIDS and RTI/STI and prevalence of RTI/STI.