Key Innovations

AAA Platform

AAA Platform

Bringing the frontline health workers on a common collaborative platform

Three frontline workers deliver maternal and child health services in each village – the ANM (a nurse-midwife), the ASHA (community mobiliser) and the Anganwadi worker (nutrition overseer) – together referred as the AAA. We aim to improve their efficiency and effectiveness through a continuum of interventions, starting from simplifying record-keeping, then setting up a common collaborative platform, and finally linking them digitally.

The AAA Platform brings the three frontline workers on one common platform. Each of these frontline workers has distinct but related roles, and they serve the same beneficiaries. However, all too often, they do not collaborate enough. The AAA platform solves this through three key activities – creation of village maps to synchronise beneficiaries, micro-planning to focus on the highest risk beneficiaries and regular AAA meetings to plan and review each other’s work.

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Integrated AAA App

Integrated AAA App

Digitally linking the three frontline health workers

Three frontline workers deliver maternal and child health services in each village – the ANM (a nurse-midwife), the ASHA (community mobiliser) and the Anganwadi worker (nutrition overseer) – together referred as the AAA. We aim to improve their efficiency and effectiveness through a continuum of interventions, starting from simplifying record-keeping, then setting up a common collaborative platform, and finally linking them digitally.

The Integrated AAA App is a unique solution which digitally links the three frontline workers. The AAA serve the same population, however they don’t team up naturally because of different supervisory systems, databases and work cultures. Further, they are expected to maintain numerous voluminous registers. The App allows them to use a common beneficiary database, enables seamless data-sharing, and acts as a job-aid at the same time.

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Rationalised Registers

Rationalised Registers

Rationalising service delivery registers to improve ease and effectiveness

Three frontline workers deliver maternal and child health services in each village – the ANM (a nurse-midwife), the ASHA (community mobiliser) and the Anganwadi worker (nutrition overseer) – together referred as the AAA. We aim to improve their efficiency and effectiveness through a continuum of interventions, starting from simplifying record-keeping, then setting up a common collaborative platform, and finally linking them digitally.

The register rationalisation intervention simplifies the service delivery registers of frontline workers. Frontline workers maintain numerous, voluminous registers and several of them contain repetitive fields. Naturally, they see registers as a burden. We see them as job-aids. We work with designers and government functionaries to make these registers easy to use through changes such as eliminating repetitive columns, introducing logical sequences, and making them visually appealing. This helps to save time, improve data quality and raise the morale of health workers.

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Nurse Mentoring

Nurse Mentoring

Improving knowledge and skills of nurses and enhancing organisation of labour rooms

Each Community Health Centre (CHC) caters to approximately eighty thousand people. Our nurse mentors work to ensure that labour room facilities and personnel at high case-load delivery points are well-equipped to handle deliveries. There are two sub-components:

Facility enhancement: Labour room organisation, ensuring availability of essential drugs and equipment and proper display of posters and educational material.

Skill building: Observation and training of nursing staff to enable them to enhance their skills.

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Jagori Kishori

Adolescent Girls Program

Jagori Kishori Program: Adolescent girls as advocates for maternal and child health

We work with adolescent girls to mobilize community demand for health services. Participants are trained on maternal and child health issues. They then visit beneficiaries’ houses and reiterate key messages. Pilots of the intervention in Rajasthan have showed encouraging results.

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Stanford Partnership

Stanford Partnership

A unique partnership between Stanford Medical and Government of Rajasthan

Our program in Rajasthan, Akshada, was instrumental in bringing Stanford Medical College and Government of Rajasthan together through an MoU. This was a first of its kind partnership for Stanford Medical where it worked with grassroots frontline workers and medical students. Stanford provided its Digital MEdIC products to frontline workers and many of its medical courses to students of Jhalawar Medical College to increase their knowledge and skills.

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