R&D

The research & development wing conducts program assessment and evaluation based on the monitoring and evaluation framework. Action research for testing, developing and scaling up models is also conducted.

Ongoing research projects
Building capacity of tribal women farmers in production of a farm based nutritious food product for tackling malnutrition drudgery reduction and income generation through enterprise, Naswadi

Partners: Ministry of Science and Technology

Location: Naswadi block, Chhota Udepur district

Objectives:

  1. To build capacity of 742 tribal women farmers so that they can earn a better livelihood through food processing.
Interventions to improve Nutritional status of undernourished households in selected areas of Vagra Block of Bharuch District, Gujarat

Partners: Gujarat CSR Authority, Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd., Deepak Nitrite Ltd.

Location: Lakhigam, Ambetha, Suva, Rahiad, Koliad, and Vengani

Objectives:

  1. 1. To decrease the proportion of undernourished households (households with at least one underweight beneficiary) by 25%
  2. To reduce the proportion of anemic adolescents (10-19 years) by 50%
  3. To reduce stunting among children below 2 years by 20%
Preparation of District Annual Plan for District Mineral Foundation Under PMKKKY Scheme

Partners: District Mineral Foundation – Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bharuch, Panchmahal, Valsad, Navsari, Tapi District

Location: Surat District, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bharuch, Panchmahal, Valsad, Navsari, Tapi District

Objectives:

  1. 1. To review secondary information from the DMF and GMRDS
  2. To conduct a socio-demographic survey in the mining-affected villages/areas
  3. To conduct GPS mapping and profiling of all beneficiaries in the mining-affected villages/area
  4. To digitize the mining-affected villages/areas along with the GPS coordinates of the beneficiaries
  5. To develop indicators for assessing the impact of mining operations on the health, education, livelihood, and other social development activities in the identified areas
  6. To develop an annual plan for utilization of the grant available with DMF for developmental activities in the mining-affected villages/areas
NI- Maternal and New Born Care and IYCN

Partners: Nutrition International

Location: Dahod, Panchmahal, Vadodara, Anand, Bharuch, Surat, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot, and Narmada districts

Objective:

  1. 1. Strengthen Facility based Maternal and New-born care
  2. Improve community-based Maternal and New-born care through a family-centric approach
  3. Infant and Young Child Nutrition
Adolescent and Maternal Nutrition Programs in Gujarat

Partners: Nutrition International, New Delhi.

Location: All 33 districts of Gujarat

Objectives:

  1. 1. To improve the supply, storage and distribution mechanism
  2. To improve coverage and compliance of Iron and folic acid in adolescents
  3. To improve coverage and compliance of IFA in reproductive age group women
  4. To improve coverage and compliance of IFA in pregnant and lactating women
  5. To improve knowledge of service provider
  6. To improve the reporting mechanism
Past research projects
Sr. no.
Year of completion
Research projects
1 A study to determine the impact of the mobile health services on the health seeking behavior of the community catered by the MHU in selected villages of Savli block of Vadodara district.
2 2015-17 To assess the socio-economic and environmental impact of CSR activities conducted by Tadkeshwar lignite plant, Surat in the six identified CSR villages.
3 Preparation of district annual plan for District Mineral Foundation under Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) scheme in Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar & Bharuch
4 Assessment of vital indicators for comprehensive village development plan in 7 villages of Mokhada blocks of Palghar district
5 A study to design and test a behavior change strategy to improve uptake of services for severely malnourished children from (ICDS) scheme in 65 Anganwadis in rural areas of Vadodara, Gujarat
6 A study to identify the social, behavioural, and systemic constraints in timely identification and treatment of childhood pneumonia and compare across the urban, rural, and tribal settings in Tribal- Pavi Jetpur, Chhota Udepur, Rural- Savli, Chhota Udepur, Urban- Vadodara, Gujarat.
7 2017-18 A study to assess the morbidity profile and assessing the infant maternal rate and maternal mortality ratio in Dumri and Pirtand block of Giridih district of Jharkhand
8 2017-18 Baseline survey to assess the socio-economic and demographic profile of households and utilization of govt. services in selected villages of Vyara block of Tapi district
9 2017-18 Assessment of vital indicators for comprehensive village development plan in Jawhar and Mokhada blocks of Palghar district
10 2017-18 Social determinants & factors impeding health & nutrition in six selected villages of Kalol taluka of Panchmahal district
11 2017-18 Implementing adolescent and maternal nutrition programs in Gujarat
12 2017-18 Developmental needs assessment in selected villages of Jhagadia block of Bharuch district
13 2017-18 Developmental needs Assessment of Navi Nagari Hamlet of Por and Ramangadi adjoining village of POR GIDS, Vadodara district
14 2017-18 Baseline study and designing of monitoring and evaluation framework for engagement of medical colleges and professional associations for MIYCN policy and advocacy in states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
15 2017-18 Gauchar Sudharana Yojana – Evaluation study
16 2017-18 Survey to plan interventions to improve nutritional status of undernourished households in selected areas of Vagra block of Bharuch district, Gujarat
17 2017-18 Engaging private partners in delivery of public health services – knowledge, attitude & perception of government health functionaries – A qualitative study
18 2017-18 Impact evaluation of “Doodh Sanjivani Yojana” on nutritional status of school going children in selected tribal blocks of Gujarat
19 2017-18 Identification of social and behavioural determinants affecting delivery and utilization of zinc and ORS for treatment of childhood diarrhea
20 2017-18 Developing a tool kit for competency assessment of ASHAs
21 2017-18 Re-verification of the Nirmal Gram Puraskar applications under total sanitation campaign
22 2017-18 Socio-economic and environmental assessment of community dug wells in Narmada districts
23 2017-18 Feasibility study of watershed
24 Annually Conducting verbal autopsy of maternal and infant deaths
25 2008-2009 District perspective plan under MGNREGA
26 2008 A study to conduct baseline survey (semi-rural blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat
27 2007-10 A study to conduct baseline survey for Kawant livelihood project in Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat
28 2006-07 A study to conduct baseline survey (rural blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat
29 2005-10 A study to conduct facility surveys in PHCs & sub-centres in Vadodara district of Gujarat
30 2006-07 A study to conduct baseline survey (tribal blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat

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