Home Based Newborn Care Plus (HBNC+)
‘Home Based New-born Care Plus’ (HBNC +) was designed to reduce child morbidity and mortality by accelerating delivery of essential evidence-based services that have lagged behind in the country over the last three decades; that is, promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and complementary feeding after 6 months.
Sick Newborn Care Unit Plus (SNCU+)
Some of the most vulnerable newbons in the community are admitted to SNCU as part of FBNC initiative of GOI. Treatment of these newborns in SNCU is both resource intensive and difficult. But after having been treated by specialists in the SNCU, these infants move into the care of often semi-literate/semi- skilled community workers (ASHA).
Family Centered Care (FCC)(SNCU+)
Sick and small newborns are highly vulnerable and require careful nurturing in order to survive the neonatal period and first year of life. Empowering mothers and caretakers, especially those of preterm, low birth weight and sick babies as an option for optimal newborn care has already been tried out in the West and is now being adapted to public health settings in India.
Newborn Care Resource Centre ( District)
India has operationalized Facility Based Newborn Care(FBNC) to bring down neonatal mortality. FBNC comprises of thousands of New Born Care Corners (NBCCs) at the delivery points besides Newborn Stabilizing Units (NBSUs) and SNCUs. Quality of care at birth through NBCC (& NBSU) is critical to the survival of newborns as prevention of sickness (Birth Asphyxia) is a much more cost effective option than treatment of complications in SNCU.
Strengthening Pediatric Care services in District Hospitals
Facility based emergency and inpatient care can bring down mortality in children who are seriously ill and referred to hospital in time.This however requires high level of preparedness at referral health facilities to receive and manage sick children and ensure quality of care. District Hospital (DH) positioned in the continuum of care as a referral health facility is the most important unit in the district with regards to provision of specialist care under NHM.
Harmonization of Child Health training packages
Building capacity to improve health services is an important aspect of effective health programmes. Availability of appropriate skill set at an appropriate level of health care is critical to delivery of quality services. In the past 3 years, the Child Health Programme under NHM has evolved rapidly, with the launch of several initiatives and new policy directives necessitating enhancement of knowledge and skills sets of various cadres of health providers.
Strengthening Pre-Service Nursing Education
This innovation aims at improving the quality of pre‐service education (PSE) for the nursing midwifery cadre in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan at scale (all public sector institutions) and thereby contributing to strengthen the delivery of high impact maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH) and family planning interventions at the facility and community level.
Dakshata Program (Odisha and Madhya Pradesh)
Jhpiego’s Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) program focuses on strengthening the quality of care in labour rooms in two NIPI focus states of MP and Odisha. The program uses a multi-pronged approach in line with the Government of India’s strategic initiative named ‘Dakshata’.
After the rollout in 3 districts (Rajouri, Doda and Poonch) in May 2015 Swasthya Slate has now been rolled out in all the 6 districts (Ramban, Kishtwar and Leh). Since then we have registered nearly 16500 beneficiaries, conducted more than 30,000 diagnostic tests and referred high risk pregnancies identified. It is being used by more than 525 ANMs in these 6 districts.
Technical Assistance (TA) support to the National RMNCH+A strategy in the HPDs of Jammu and Kashmir
NIPI is the state lead partner for Jammu and Kashmir under the National RMNCH+A strategy. NIPI implementing partner PHFI provides the technical support through establishment of State Resource Unit and placement of district monitors in the six high priority districts, to accelerate achievement of desired health outcomes under RMNCH+A.