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.

PB No. 18 An analysis of the seasonal variations in births in Bihar: HMIS data 2017-20

This policy brief analyzes birth seasonality in Bihar from 2017 to 2020, highlighting peaks in August-October. Influences include agro-climatic conditions and cultural factors. Significant gaps in birth-dose vaccination coverage, particularly for Hepatitis B and Vitamin K1, were identified, emphasizing the need for improved health service planning and family planning strategies.

PB No. 17 Seasonality in occurrence of adverse birth outcomes in Maharashtra

This policy brief investigates the seasonality of adverse birth outcomes, focusing on preterm births and stillbirths in Maharashtra, using Health Management Information System (HMIS) data from FY 2017-18 to 2019-20. Findings reveal distinct seasonal patterns, suggesting implications for targeted interventions and improved obstetric care to mitigate risks.

PB No. 15 Low Birth weight prevalence in Maharashtra : identifying priority regions

This policy brief addresses the prevalence of low birth weight (LBW) infants in Maharashtra, a concern that has long-term implications on health and well-being. Using Health Management Information System (HMIS) data, it identifies priority regions and suggests interventions targeting antenatal care and post-natal management to reduce LBW incidence.

PB No. 13 Incidence of preterm births in Odisha : Identifying regions for targeted intervention

The policy brief delves into the critical issue of preterm births, which pose significant risks to infant mortality and long-term health outcomes. Examining Health Management Information System (HMIS) data from financial years 2017-18 to 2019-20 in Odisha, it reveals persistent high rates of preterm births, particularly in districts with substantial tribal populations.

PB No. 12 Implementation of home-based new-born care guidelines in Maharashtra: A review

This policy brief evaluates home-based newborn care (HBNC) implementation in Maharashtra, highlighting significant gaps in HBNC coverage for home and institutional deliveries. Targeted interventions, including capacity building for frontline workers, enhanced incentives, and improved supervision, are recommended to ensure effective HBNC delivery.