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Midline Findings from the Evaluation of the Ananya Program in Bihar

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  • Evan Borkum
  • Dana Rotz
  • Anu Rangarajan
  • Swetha Sridharan
  • Sukhmani Sethi
  • Mercy Manoranjini
  • Lakshmi Ramakrishnan
  • Lalit Dandona
  • Rakhi Dandona
  • Priyanka S. Kochar
  • G. Anil Kumar
  • Priyanka Singh

Abstract

This report evaluates the impacts of a comprehensive package of interventions aimed at improving maternal and child health in Bihar, India, after two years of implementation. The evaluation, which compared changes in outcomes in districts that received the program to changes in other districts, found improvements in frontline health worker (FLW)-beneficiary interactions, as well as improved health outcomes for mothers and children in several health domains.

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  • Evan Borkum & Dana Rotz & Anu Rangarajan & Swetha Sridharan & Sukhmani Sethi & Mercy Manoranjini & Lakshmi Ramakrishnan & Lalit Dandona & Rakhi Dandona & Priyanka S. Kochar & G. Anil Kumar & Priyanka , 2014. "Midline Findings from the Evaluation of the Ananya Program in Bihar," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 74ef56ababd9412b82ef906fc, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    Keywords

    Frontline Health Workers; Maternal and Child Health; India;

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    • F - International Economics
    • Z - Other Special Topics

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