Mo Masari: Using insecticidal nets to protect pregnant women and children from malaria in Odisha

Mo Masari is a successful malaria prevention initiative implemented by the Government of Odisha to protect pregnant women and children in malaria endemic districts of Odisha. The scheme focusses on ensuring efficient distribution and proper use of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) by the targeted population. The accompanying rigorous Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and Behaviour Read More …

KIDROP: Preventing vision loss in premature infants of underserved areas in Karnataka

The Karnataka Internet Assisted Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (KIDROP) project was initiated in 2008 by the Narayana Nethralaya Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Bengaluru and was integrated with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the Karnataka in 2009. It is India’s first and largest rural tele-medicine programme using tele-ophthalmology to tackle infant blindness, caused Read More …

Indira Bal Swasthya Yojana: Applying preventive healthcare measures to promote children’s health in Haryana

The Indira Bal Swasthya Yojana (IBSY) is a preventive health scheme launched by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Haryana, which aims to screen all children accessing public health and education facilities like schools and anganwadis, for diseases, disabilities and deficiencies and refer them for free follow-up treatment if required. This makes Haryana the only Read More …