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Towards Achieving Quality of Maternal Care in India

Quality Improvement in Private Sector
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) in collaboration with MSD for Mothers and Jhpiego implemented a three-year program (2013- 2016) aimed to increase access to high-impact, evidence-based antenatal, intra-partum and immediate postpartum care to mothers by leveraging the enterprise of private sector providers in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

  • The program was implemented in 11 large cities in the two states under where about 140 private sector facilities were targeted.
  • FOGSI and Jhpiego implemented a quality of care framework (including clinical and hospital standards) at these high delivery load facilities.
  • Of the 140, some facilities had applied for quality certification through a national accreditation body and have now been certified.

Manyata (FOGSI led Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance)
Transitioning into its second phase- FOGSI has developed 16 core clinical standards on antenatal, delivery, and postpartum period. Manyata is a stamp of quality which ensures the best clinical practices are upheld by well-trained staff providing a better, respectful and safer experience for mothers during childbirth.

  • Select facilities from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are being enrolled and assessed on the FOGSI clinical standards
  • On passing an external FOGSI assessment, facilities receive the ‘Manyata’ certification.
  • FOGSI linked QI structures will provide training, mentoring and support to improve their adherence to the standards and the subsequent certification.
  • Jhpiego is providing the technical support to sustain the initiative through implementation of QI hubs. These QI hubs, managed by the FOGSI National Program Management Unit (NPMU) routinely assess facilities for standards.

Manyata Clinical Standards

  1. Provider screens for key clinical conditions that may lead to complications during pregnancy
  2. Provider prepares for safe care during delivery (to be checked every day)
  3. Provider assesses all pregnant women at admission
  4. Providers conducts PV examination appropriately
  5. Provider monitors the progress of labor appropriately
  6. Provider ensures respectful and supportive care
  7. Provider assists the woman to have a safe and clean birth immediately)
  8. Provider conducts a rapid initial assessment and performs immediate newborn care (if baby cried immediately)
  1. Provider performs Active Management of Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL)
  2. Provider identifies and manages Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH)
  3. Provider identifies and manages severe Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia (PE/E)
  4. Provider performs newborn resuscitation if baby does not cry immediately after birth
  5. Provider ensures care of newborn with small size at birth
  6. The facility adheres to universal infection prevention protocols
  7. Provider ensures adequate postpartum care package is offered to the mother and baby – at discharge
  8. Provider reviews clinical practices related to C-section at regular intervals

About Our Partners

Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India

MSD for Mothers

MacArthur Foundation