Assessment Of Childhood Diarrhea Reporting System And Analysis Of Cases Referrals Under Stop Diarrhea Initiative

Save the Children in collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser started WASH initiative in 2012 with an aim to improve access to safe water and hygienic sanitation facilities across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, West Bengal. It succeeded in constructing basic water, sanitation, and hand washing facilities and renovated hand pumps for drinking water. Recognising the importance of improved access to WASH as critical to diarrhea reduction STC adopted WHO-UNICEF 7-point plan to prevent and control diarrhea through its ‘Stop Diarrhea Initiative’. One of the aims of the initiative was “13% reduction in diarrhea related deaths amongst children under years”.
The study was conducted across 9 districts of 4 states with the aim of documenting current practices in reporting and referral of the cases of childhood diarrhea (diarrhea among the children below five years of age) and gaps seen therein. One of the objective also was to understand the caseload of the diarrhea among the children as an outcome of WASH practices. The research sample included 640 households, 64 Key Informants, case reporting from 99 health facilities & in-depth interviews with around 96 health service providers engaged with IDSP.

Save the Children

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, West Bengal
August 2016-December 2016

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