PB No. 20 Is there a seasonal pattern to births in Jharkhand?

The policy brief observed distinct pattern of seasonality in the state of Jharkhand with high peaks during the months of August till November and notable dip in the month of February. Child birth in Jharkhand also appears to be influenced by agro-climatic factors. Given the potential impact of birth seasonality on the health system, a state-level analysis could provides a nuanced view to local administrators to improve the delivery of maternal and child health services.

PB No. 19 Preterm delivery patterns in Maharashtra as revealed by HMIS data: 2017-18 to 2019-20

This brief analyzes preterm birth data from Maharashtra’s HMIS for 2017-18 to 2019-20, highlighting its importance for maternal health and child malnutrition management. The study identifies high incidence in tribal districts such as Gadchiroli and Nandurbar but also notes high incidence in Brihan Mumbai, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions.