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Vistaar Publications

2012

The following publications were produced by the IntraHealth-led Vistaar Project.

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Skilled Birth Attendance

Improving Skilled Birth Attendance in Jharkhand: Endline Brief. Vistaar Project, 2012.
This brief examines the effect of Vistaar's work with the Government of Jharkhand to address high maternal neonatal mortality rates by improving skilled attendance at birth. [826 kb pdf]

Improving Skilled Birth Attendance in Jharkhand: Technical Brief. Vistaar Project, 2012.
This brief examines the Vistaar Project's efforts to increase the number of auxiliary nurse midwives trained and certified as skilled birth attendants and increase the number and quality of deliveries and related services provided by the skilled birth attendants in Jharkhand, India. [831 kb pdf]

Skilled Birth Attendance By Auxiliary Nurse Midwives in Select Districts of Jharkhand—Key Baseline Survey Findings. Vistaar Project 2010.
This baseline survey conducted in July 2010 identifies gaps in knowledge and practices that prevent the auxiliary nurse midwives from functioning as effective skilled birth attendants. [269 kb pdf]

RELATED VIDEO:
Improving Skilled Birth Attendance in Jharkand


Home-Based Newborn Care

Strengthening ASHA Support Mechanisms for Improved Newborn Care in Uttar Pradesh: Technical Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
This brief demonstrates simple, cost effective ways to support ASHAs so that they can improve essential newborn practices. [1 mb pdf]

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Practices in Select Districts of Uttar Pradesh: Endline Brief. Vistaar Project, 2012.
This October 2012 endline brief presents data showing improvements in most components of antenatal, delivery, and newborn care practices. It also reveals areas where there has been less progress. [775 kb pdf]

Performance-Based Payment System for ASHAs in India: What Does International Experience Tell Us? Vistaar Project Technical Report, 2012.

This technical report was developed in March 2012. It includes a literature review of the available evidence regarding performance-based pay for ASHAs and identifies promising practices as well as specific operational challenges. [996 kb pdf]

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Adolescent Health

Delaying Age of Marriage and Reducing Anaemia Among Adolescent Girls in Jharkhand: Technical Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
This technical brief examines interventions that have contributed to increased knowledge and changed perceptions of adolescent girls, their mothers and community leaders regarding the correct age at marriage for girls, early pregnancy, and contraception. [760 KB PDF]

Delaying Age of Marriage and Reducing Anaemia Among Adolescent Girls in Jharkhand: Endline Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
The interventions in this brief have increased awareness and changed attitudes towards early pregnancy and use of contraception. The interventions have also increased knowledge about nutritional anaemia and how to prevent it, as well as increased consumption of iron supplements among adolescent girls. [876 kb pdf]

Age of Marriage and Nutrition of Adolescents in Select Districts of Jharkhand—Key Baseline Survey Findings. Vistaar Project 2010.
This baseline brief from November and December of 2008 explores the attitudes, perspectives, and various characteristics of Indian adolescents and adults in the five districts of Jharkhand. [300 kb pdf]

RELATED VIDEO:
Delaying Age of Marriage


Nutrition Security

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Practices in Select Districts of Jharkhand: Endline Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
This brief presents data showing improvements in most components of antenatal, delivery and newborn care practices. It also reveals areas where there has been less progress, such as improved food consumption by pregnant and lactating women. The brief also describes how key processes improved counselling and service use at VHNDs contributed to these outcomes. [817 kb pdf]

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Practices in Select Districts of Uttar Pradesh: Endline Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
This brief presents data showing improvements in most components of antenatal, delivery and newborn care practices, as well as areas where there has been less progress, such as food consumption by pregnant and lactating women. The brief also describes how key processes improved counselling and service use at VHNDs contributed to these outcomes. [775 kb pdf]

Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition Practices in Select Districts of Jharkhand—Key Baseline Survey Findings. Vistaar Project 2010.
This July 2010 baseline brief documents the knowledge and behavior of pregnant women and recently delivered women in Jharkhand regarding antenatal, delivery, postnatal, newborn, and infant care. [272 kb pdf]

Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition Practices in Select Districts of Uttar Pradesh—Key Baseline Survey Findings. Vistaar Project 2010.
This July 2010 baseline brief documents the knowledge and behavior of currently pregnant women and recently delivered women in Uttar Pradesh about antenatal, delivery, postnatal, newborn, and infant care. [266 kb pdf]

Improving the Coverage and Quality of Village Health and Nutrition Days: Technical Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
Measurable improvements have been made in the number of ANC, child health and nutrition services provided during village health and nutrition days. This brief shows how systems can be improved at scale with minimal additional costs resulting in better access and use of services for women and children. [1 mb pdf]

Documents from the Coalition for Nutrition Security. The Vistaar Project served as Secretariat for the Coalition from 2007–2011. These documents provide information on the Coaltion's work.

RELATED VIDEO:
Improving Village Health and Nutrition Days in Uttar Pradesh and Jhakhand


Human Resources Information System

Strengthening Human Resources Information Systems: Experiences from Bihar and Jharkhand, India: Technical Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
Pilot efforts in Bihar and Jharkhand established a model district human resource information system. Significantly more data is now available, on the education, employment status, location, and other characteristics of individual health workers, which will facilitate more strategic decision-making and improved access to health care for these states. [654 kb pdf]


Programme and Performance Budgeting

Strengthening Programme and Performance Budgeting Jharkhand: Technical Brief. Vistaar Project 2012.
The programme and performance budgeting document provides a framework to help officials review their performance. It relates planned expenditures to intended outcomes and improved health service delivery, and facilitates and requires strategic thinking. [603 kb pdf]


Participatory Leadership and Management Approaches

Documenting the Use of Participatory Approaches in IntraHealth’s Vistaar Project. Vistaar Project 2009.
The purpose of this paper is to inform and assist others interested in using participatory leadership and management approaches by documenting and sharing IntraHealth International’s experiences with participatory approaches in the Vistaar Project. [795 KB PDF]


Crosscutting: Evidence Review Briefs

Community-Based Interventions to Delay Age of Marriage: A Review of Evidence in India. Vistaar Project 2008.

Improving Complementary Feeding Practices: A Review of Evidence from South Asia. Vistaar Project 2008.

Community-Level Interventions to Prevent and Treat Anemia: A Review of Evidence from India. Vistaar Project 2008.

Role of Village Health Committees in Improving Health and Nutrition Outcomes: A Review of Evidence from India. Vistaar Project 2008.

Community-Based Interventions that Improve Newborn Health Outcomes: A Review of Evidence in South Asia. Vistaar Project 2008.

Improving Performance of Community-Level Health and Nutrition Functionaries: A Review of Evidence in India. Vistaar Project 2008.


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