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.

PB No. 10 Vulnerability to snakebite envenoming and mortality in Maharashtra

The policy brief discusses the vulnerability to snakebite envenoming and mortality in Maharashtra, highlighting its impact on marginalized populations. It stresses the need for timely medical interventions like anti-venoms to prevent morbidity and mortality. Using Health Management Information System data, it identifies seasonal patterns of snakebite emergencies, emphasizing the peak during monsoon months and its correlation with agricultural activities.

PB No. 9 Coverage of vaccination at birth in Maharashtra

This policy brief assesses the coverage and factors influencing the administration of critical birth doses of vaccines in the state of Maharashtra, focusing on Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), Hepatitis B, Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV), and Vitamin K1. Utilizing Health Management Information System (HMIS) data from FY18 to FY20, the policy brief reveals critical patterns of birth vaccine coverage in the state.

PB No. 8 Preventing stillbirths in Maharashtra: where to focus?

This policy brief focuses on the concerning issue of stillbirths in Maharashtra, India, with a particular emphasis on understanding its prevalence, identifying high-burden clusters, and outlining actionable policy recommendations. We present an analysis of Health Management Information System (HMIS) and National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data to highlight the persistently high stillbirth rates in certain districts.