Manyata provides on-site or centralized trainings to private providers and paramedical staff on standards required to deliver quality and respectful care to mothers during and after childbirth.
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We are working to improve maternal care by engaging private maternity providers adhere to evidence based clinical standards to help make childbirth a safer experience.
India has the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world. We aim to make quality maternal care sustainable.
India has the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world. An increase in deliveries at hospitals has not reduced maternal mortality rate. Quality of care is inconsistent among private healthcare providers, where 40 percent of mothers seek maternity care. There is no clear consensus on standards and no mandatory national system to assure quality.
Efforts to improve quality among private providers has been an urgent requirement, especially because the private facilities offer up to half of maternity care in India and can act as a release valve for over-burdened public facilities.
A survey on quality improvement of private providers undertaken between 2013 -2016 showed that 75% providers improved their clinical/quality standards for childbirth after they underwent a skills training than 3% at the beginning of the program.
To complement efforts on quality care, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) with support from MSD for Mothers are working in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra on a quality improvement program called Manyata.
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Under this program, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and Jhpiego will provide the required support and training ...
Your journey to quality maternal care with Manyata is undertaken as follows:
Quality Improvement support:
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), MSD for Mothers, Jhpiego and MacArthur Foundation...
MSD for Mothers, a 10-year, $500 million initiative of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., is focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth to reduce preventable maternal mortality worldwide.
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is a professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India. With 241 member societies and over 33,000 individual members spread over the length and breadth of the country, FOGSI exists to encourage and disseminate knowledge, education and research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, to pilot and promote preventive and therapeutic services related to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology for betterment of the health of women and children in particular and the wellbeing of the community in general, to advocate the cause of reproductive health and rights and to support and protect the interest of practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology in India.
Jhpiego is a non-profit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills, and we develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.
MacArthur has been active in India since 1990. The Foundation’s presence in-country has enabled it to work and partner directly with a diverse set of individuals and institutions who have and continue to play a remarkable role in the field of maternal and reproductive health and in promoting the participation of girls in accessing quality secondary education in the country. Resulting from internal deliberations, the Foundation is currently supporting the implementation of a legacy phase for its Population and Reproductive Health program and an exit phase for its Girls Secondary Education program. There is also limited grant making focused on internet governance as part of the Foundation's interest in advancing technology in the public interest.
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The Manyata program is of immense help to the hospital. The dedicated field staff made our hospital trained in various discipline of patient management.
I came across this Manyata quality improvement program during a meeting of FOGSI - JHPIEGO initiative. It is a wonderfull experience to work with this program.
Manyata program is a great initiative by Jhpiego. It is a wonderfull program to improve the quality of hospital in patient care as well as knowledge, practice and skills of the staff.
JHPIEGO has definitely built a good bridge between FOGSI & us (through manyata). Manyata program is an excellent initiative by JHPIEGO.
I’m very thankful to FOGSI & Jhpiego to enroll my center under this FOGSI leadership driven program “Manyata” to improve quality of care in my center.
After enrolling my hospital under Manyata initiative the staff efficiency has improved a lot. Now they are oriented about the concept of quality of care in labor room.
Manyata Program is a great and tremendous initiative by Jhpiego, My experience with this program is it helped me tremendously in improving the quality of care in mothers and babies.
The Manyata initiative has been of great help to my nurses. The implementation of the Safe Childbirth Checklist and frequent visits by the mentors has enabled my staff to perform as per the recommended protocol.
Thanks to FOGSI and Jhpiego team, my nurses are trained to identify and handle complications and save lives.
It’s a good learning resource package which has job aids and various checklist for self-learning and capacity building and knowledge update of staff which eventually increases their confidence and enhances their skills.
The tools provided in this toolkit have been tested by us in the various facilities, leading from various small to little larger ones, and they all have been very successful in improving the facilities.
We have used the customized dashboard indicators from PMCQT to monitor quality of services; this has helped us improve our services in our mission hospital in a remote tribal area of Jharkhand.
At last we have a wonderful, easy to use toolkit launched at Copenhagen Women Deliver Conference.
My nurses have immensely benefitted in knowing and practicing evidence based practices related to childbirth using this toolkit. This has brought down my work stress and improved our performance.
I got to know about this Private Maternity Care –Quality tool kit ( PMC-QT) during my participation in the Jhpiego-FOGSI led initiative.
I came across this tool kit during a meeting of FOGSI-Jhpiego led Initiative. It is a wonderful kit to take your clinical practice to global standard of care.
My first reaction was skeptical. I did not believe it was possible for a small hospital as ours, to earn such a prestigious certificate. But thankfully I was wrong. FOGSI-Jhipego counseled and made me believe otherwise.
Considering the benefits of the program, we assumed the process would be really tedious. But surprisingly, all it took was 10 months of honest effort.