Case study

How India's District and Sub-District Facilities Are Catalysing Change for Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition: Quality Improvement Case Studies from District and Sub-District Facilities

22 Jan 24
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Maternal Nutrition
Location: India
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Policy advocacy
Case Study cover depicting multiple Indian women breastfeeding their newborns
Case Study cover depicting multiple Indian women breastfeeding their newborns

Health facilities are crucial touchpoints for improving nutrition outcomes for newborns/infants, children, and women. For leveraging these platforms, Alive & Thrive (A&T) collaborated with government medical colleges and affiliated hospitals in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to undertake a point of care quality-focused approach for strengthening maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) service delivery and cascaded the interventions to district and sub-district hospitals with support from medical colleges.

This document captures case studies from pilots conducted in a district hospital and a community health centre (CHC) to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Point of Care Continuous Quality Improvement (POCQI) approach for strengthening the quality of MIYCN services and ensuring that prescribed protocols and guidelines are followed.

 
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