Working as an ASHA to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rosenberg J, Donovan C, Madore A, Weintraub R. Working as an ASHA to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India. Harvard Business Publishing. 2018.Abstract Download GHD-039 Working as an ASHA to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India

Set in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, this case explores the complexity of addressing maternal and child health and care delivery by looking at health-related behaviors and decision making from the perspective of a frontline health worker. The case is intended to be used in conjunction with GHD-39N (Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India: A Mother’s Story) and GHD-040 (Improving Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Uttar Pradesh, India).

Teaching Note available through Harvard Business Publishing.

Learning Objectives: A productive class discussion will allow students to appreciate the decisions facing frontline providers and their beneficiaries, and the numerous factors that influence their choices; how households prioritize health among other needs; and the complexity of aligning health programs with beneficiary needs, cultural context, household dynamics, and other factors to impact health behaviors and outcomes.

Keywords: public health, human resources, health care delivery, decision making, maternal and child health, behavioral economics, resource-limited settings, health care policy, data collection, performance management

Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India: A Mother's Story

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Donovan C, Rosenberg J, Madore A, Weintraub R. Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India: A Mother's Story. Harvard Business Publishing. 2018.Abstract Download GHD-39N Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India - A Mother’s Story

Set in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, this case explores the complexity of addressing maternal and child health and care delivery by looking at health-related behaviors and decision making from the perspective of a mother. The case is intended to be used in conjunction with GHD-039 (Working as an ASHA to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Uttar Pradesh, India) and GHD-040 (Improving Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Uttar Pradesh, India).

Teaching Note available through Harvard Business Publishing.

Learning Objectives: A productive class discussion will allow students to appreciate the decisions facing frontline providers and their beneficiaries, and the numerous factors that influence their choices; how households prioritize health among other needs; and the complexity of aligning health programs with beneficiary needs, cultural context, household dynamics, and other factors to impact health behaviors and outcomes.

Keywords: public health, consumers, health care delivery, maternal and child health, consumer behavior, behavioral economics, resource-limited settings, health care policy, data collection, decision making

 

The Challenges of Providing Free Resources

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Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) March 14-16, 2013; Washington, DC Read more about The Challenges of Providing Free Resources

Virtual Expert Panels: Bridging Communities to Promote Exchange in Global Health Delivery

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting: November 12, 2012; Atlanta, GA. 140th APHA Annual Meeting: October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA. Read more about Virtual Expert Panels: Bridging Communities to Promote Exchange in Global Health Delivery

Getting Health Care Delivery Right: Learning from Case Studies

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting: November 12, 2012; Atlanta, GA. Read more about Getting Health Care Delivery Right: Learning from Case Studies

Community Health Workers

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March 22, 2018This concept note provides a brief history of community health workers (CHW), considers issues in CHW program design, and outlines future directions for research and funding.  Read more about Community Health Workers

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

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March 22, 2018This concept note aims to describe the history of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the current landscape for providing RMNCH care in resource-limited settings, and future directions for research, funding, and advancement of the field.  Read more about Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Program Perspective

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March 22, 2018Trace the steps of the Gates-funded Technical Support Unit as it works with the state government to reduce mortality and increase contraceptive use. Where does it succeed, and where does it fall short? Read more about Program Perspective

Community Health Worker Perspective

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March 22, 2018Walk through the life and work of community health worker Savita. Discover how she makes decisions and prioritizes services for families in her rural community. Read more about Community Health Worker Perspective

Mother Perspective

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March 22, 2018Follow Pari as she grapples with how best to care for her growing family. Learn about the daily choices and challenges she faces and how she interacts with the health system. Read more about Mother Perspective

Data, drivers, and decisions: A 3D look at maternal and child health in northern India

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Step into the shoes of those working for maternal and child health in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh. What do their choices and behaviors tell us about what is needed to improve maternal and child health?  And how does thinking about people as customers instead of beneficiaries their decision-making process change our perspective?

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Concept Note: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

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Donovan C, Rosenberg J, Weintraub R, Langer A. Concept Note: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. 2018.Abstract Download GHD-C12 Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Concept Note

This concept note aims to describe the history of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the current landscape for providing RMNCH care in resource-limited settings, and future directions for research, funding, and advancement of the field. 

Key indicators by region. Source: The US Government and Global Maternal & Child Health Efforts. Kaiser Family Foundation. June 20, 2016.

Learning objectives: This concept note aims to further students’ and instructors’ understanding of RMNCH presented in the Cases in Global Health Delivery collection.

Keywords: Maternal health, morbidity and mortality, advocacy, service delivery, workforce development, demographic segmentation

Concept Note: Community Health Workers

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Ballard M, Madore A, Johnson A, et al. Concept Note: Community Health Workers. 2018.Abstract Download GHD-C11 Community Health Workers Concept Note

Community health workers (CHWs)—lay people who engage in efforts to improve the health of their communities—have been proposed as a way to fill the global health human resource gap by extending services to hard-to-reach populations in remote areas. This concept note provides a brief history of CHWs, considers issues in CHW program design, and outlines future directions for research and funding.

Visual representation of CHW density in Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: One Million CHWs Campaign, 2016.

Learning objectives: This concept note aims to further students’ and instructors’ understanding of community health workers presented in the Cases in Global Health Delivery collection.

Keywords: Human resources, primary care, disease management, monitoring and evaluation, resource allocation, global health policy, community health workers, partnerships

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