Ongoing research projects
Evaluation of impact of mobile health services implemented in selected villages of Savli block of Vadodara district, Gujarat

Partners/Users: DuPont India Pvt Ltd

Location: Narpura, Pasva, Sherpura, Rasulpura, Muval, Wankaner, Parthampura, Bahutha

Objectives: The proposed study aims to determine the impact of the mobile health services on the health seeking behavior of the community catered by the MoHU.

Specifically, the study aims to evaluate the following:

  1. To determine the reduction in out-of-pocket expenditure vis a vis baseline levels
  2. To assess the reach of mobile health services in terms of proportion of population utilizing mobile health services
  3. To gauge the change in health seeking behavior of the communities
  4. To evaluate increase in utilization of Govt facilities by the target beneficiaries through referral linkages
Impact Evaluation of CSR interventions implemented by GMDC’s Tadkeshwar Lignite Unit, Mandavi block of Surat district during 2015-17


Partners/Users:  Tadkeshwar Lignite Unit, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited, Surat

Location: Rosvad, Togapur, Uskhed, Ramkund, Virpor, Munilav

Objectives: To assess the socio-economic and environmental impact of CSR activities conducted by Tadkeshwar lignite plant, Surat in the six identified CSR villages during 2015-17.

Preparation of district annual plan for District Mineral Foundation under Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) scheme


Partners: District Mineral Foundation Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bharuch

Location: Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bharuch


  1. To conduct socio-demographic survey in the mining affected villages/areas
  2. To conduct GPS mapping and profiling of all beneficiaries in the mining affected villages/area
  3. To digitize the mining affected villages/areas along with the GPS coordinates of the beneficiaries
  4. To develop indicators for assessing the impact of mining operations on the health, education, livelihood and other social development activities in the identified areas
  5. To develop annual plan for utilization of the grant available with DMF for developmental activities in the mining affected villages/areas
Assessment of vital indicators for comprehensive village development plan in 7 villages of Mokhada blocks of Palghar district


Partners: JM Financial Services, Mumbai

Location: 7 villages of Mokhada blocks


  1. To obtain the socio-economic and demographic profile of the households in theselected villages
  2. To identify livelihood opportunities and gaps in natural resource based livelihoods opportunities
  3. To ascertain the extent of under nutrition by identifying households having at least one undernourished household member in the family
  4. To assess the morbidity pattern and treatment seeking behaviours of the community members
  5. To ascertain the utilization of govt. schemes aimed at improving the education, health and nutrition, and poverty alleviation programs
  6. To develop baseline indicators for the proposed intervention and design intervention strategy
Behaviour change strategy to improve uptake of services by severely malnourished children under the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) scheme


Partner: Indian Council of Medical Research and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICMR-ICSSR)

Location: 65 Anganwadis in rural areas of Vadodara, Gujarat
Objective: To design and test a behavior change strategy to improve uptake of services for severely malnourished children from (ICDS) scheme.

Barriers to care seeking in childhood pneumonia in urban, rural, and tribal areas of Gujarat


Partner: INCLEN Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Location: Tribal- Pavi Jetpur, Chhota Udepur, Rural- Savli, Chhota Udepur, Urban- Vadodara, Gujarat

Objective: 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.

Past research projects
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Year of completion
Research projects
1 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
2 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
3 2017-18 Assessment of vital indicators for comprehensive village development plan in Jawhar and Mokhada blocks of Palghar district
4 2017-18 Social determinants & factors impeding health & nutrition in six selected villages of Kalol taluka of Panchmahal district
5 2017-18 Implementing adolescent and maternal nutrition programs in Gujarat
6 2017-18 Developmental needs assessment in selected villages of Jhagadia block of Bharuch district
7 2017-18 Developmental needs Assessment of Navi Nagari Hamlet of Por and Ramangadi adjoining village of POR GIDS, Vadodara district
8 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
9 2017-18 Gauchar Sudharana Yojana – Evaluation study
10 2017-18 Survey to plan interventions to improve nutritional status of undernourished households in selected areas of Vagra block of Bharuch district, Gujarat
11 2017-18 Engaging private partners in delivery of public health services – knowledge, attitude & perception of government health functionaries – A qualitative study
12 2017-18 Impact evaluation of “Doodh Sanjivani Yojana” on nutritional status of school going children in selected tribal blocks of Gujarat
13 2017-18 Identification of social and behavioural determinants affecting delivery and utilization of zinc and ORS for treatment of childhood diarrhea
14 2017-18 Developing a tool kit for competency assessment of ASHAs
15 2017-18 Re-verification of the Nirmal Gram Puraskar applications under total sanitation campaign
16 2017-18 Socio-economic and environmental assessment of community dug wells in Narmada districts
17 2017-18 Feasibility study of watershed
18 Annually Conducting verbal autopsy of maternal and infant deaths
19 2008-2009 District perspective plan under MGNREGA
20 2008 A study to conduct baseline survey (semi-rural blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat
21 2007-10 A study to conduct baseline survey for Kawant livelihood project in Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat
22 2006-07 A study to conduct baseline survey (rural blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat
23 2005-10 A study to conduct facility surveys in PHCs & sub-centres in Vadodara district of Gujarat
24 2006-07 A study to conduct baseline survey (tribal blocks) of Vadodara district of Gujarat