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Time to further reduce maternal mortality rate

An article published in The Economic Times highlights opportunities to further reduce infant and maternal mortality.

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Andhra Jyothy reports on the findings from our research on Maternal and Child Health.

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Health Systems, Maternal and Child Health

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Maternal and Child Health

Abusaleh Shariff, Chief Scholar of the  US-India Policy Institute, has undertaken an analysis of 3 important ways to improve the lives and health of women and children in Andhra Pradesh: expanding immunisation programmes for children, raising awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, providing cash incentives to mothers to attend ante-natal care appointments.

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Health Systems

Written by PR Sodani, Neeraj Sharma, Md Mahbub Hossain, SD Gupta, and DK Mangal  of IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India this paper examines 4 key interventions to improve the quality of health systems in Andhra Pradesh: (1) Expand urban ambulance network, (2) Expand rural ambulance network, (3) Improved maternal and neonatal health care, and (4) Family planning for unmet need.

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Nutrition

Written by William Joe, Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, Abhishek Kumar, Research Scholar, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, and S.V. Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health this paper examines 5 key interventions to improve nutrition in Andhra Pradesh: (1) Package of nutrition based interventions, (2) Education for complementary feeding and hand-washing, (3) Supplementary food for mother and child, (4) Micronutrients for pregnant women at ANC visits, and (5) Treatment for children with severe acute malnutrition.

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