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Course Start: 05 March 2015
Supervisor: Dr Shuby Puthussery
Examining equity in access to institutional childbirth in India using the social determinants model: A Case study of Odisha state, India
The study aims to explore equity in access to institutional childbirth in India using the social determinants of health framework, based on the case of Odisha state in India. The study will be conducted using qualitative methods, including (a) systematic review of barriers and facilitators of institutional childbirth in India; (b) a policy review using the political priority framework; and (c) primary study involving key informant interviews with planners, donors and implementers of institutional childbirth; in-depth interviews with expectant and recent mothers; and, focus group discussions with stakeholders at the community level. The systematic review will be conducted using a narrative approach. For the analysis of primary data, relevant software such as NVivo will be used, as appropriate. The proposed study is expected to generate new evidence in the policy and programmatic spectrum, and help develop plans to improving access to maternal and child health services in India.
I am a public health professional with over two decades of experience at national and global levels in programme management, technical assistance and monitoring evaluation in various public health and development programmes. I have been working with the World Health Organization since 2005, initially two years in Beijing and then in Geneva. Since 2013, working with the WHO Evaluation Office, managing corporate evaluations of WHO.