What we learned while improving care for 180,000 babies annually in India

In India, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project worked with over 400 facilities – delivering approximately 180,000 babies per year – to use quality improvement (QI) approaches to provide better care to women and babies before, during, and immediately after delivery.

Over the past 10 years, more women in India chose to deliver their babies in health care facilities, but the rate of maternal and neonatal mortality remained high. The USAID ASSIST Project was asked to support hospitals in six states across the country to improve care for mothers and newborns.

Learn about this intervention here, including this study recently published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, which analyzes the impact of the intervention on elements of routine delivery and newborn care.

Date 
June 12, 2017
Authors 
Nigel Livesley, Regional Director for South Asia
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