An Assessment of Birth Registration System and Factors Affecting in India and its States.

Civil Registration system (CRS) in India has been in vogue for more than 100 years now. The registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 came into force in 1970. Even after 4 decades of the enactment of the act, there are wide inter-state and intra-state variations. India is the second largest populated country in the world after China. Whereas as the level of registration of birth and deaths varies from (84.4 and 69.3) registrations.

June 18, 2019

Partnership in Surveillance: A Kerala model to Emerging Public Health Threats

Kerala is a small state in India, having a population of only 34 million (2011 census) but with excellent health indices, human development index and a worthy model of decentralised governance. Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, a centrally supported surveillance program, in place since 2006 and have carved its own niche among the best performing states, in India.

June 18, 2019

Tablet-based participatory syndromic surveillance at Simhashta festival in India

Infectious disease surveillance for generating early warnings to enable a prompt response during mass gatherings has long been a challenge in India as well as in other parts of the world. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh in Central India hosted one of the largest religious festival in the world called ‘Simhasth kumbh mela’ on the banks of River Kshipra, where more than 50 million attendees came for holy dip during April 22 to May 21, 2016. The attendees included pilgrims (residents and visitors), observers, officials and volunteers.

January 21, 2018

Syndromic surveillance in religious festival involving circumambulation in India

Panchkroshi yatra is an annual ritual of circumambulation (yatra) of temples (Mahadevs) and 100,000 devotees walk for around 15 miles per day for six days and cover a total of 73 miles to worship important Mahadevs. The festival is held every year at the city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Central India. The yatra attracts large number of pilgrims especially from rural areas and usually women outnumber men. During the yatra, the pilgrims halt at several places and prepare their food in outdoors.

January 21, 2018

One Health Approach through interactive Urban Health Governance Framework in a Smart city, India

Smart governance refers to the emergence of joint action by the health and non-health sectors, public and private actors and citizens. Although, there are growing literature on governance and its potential impact on health, major challenges on collective action across sectors have been witnessed in developing countries like India. In the same line, the current forms of Global Health Governance façades operational issues and does not sufficiently meet the needs at local levels.

January 25, 2018

An Evaluation of the Key Indicator Based Surveillance System for International Health Regulations (IHR) -2005 Core Capacity Requirements in India

The IDSP is the key indicator based surveillance system in the country to fulfill the core surveillance and response functions requirement under the IHR–2005. Periodic reviews of the IDSP in the country have shown that it has been ineffective in meeting its main objective of disease control in the country. Efforts are required to systematically identify and adequately address the factors affecting the performance of IDSP for it to achieve its objectives and ensure compliance to the IHR-2005 requirements for national and global health security.


August 22, 2018

Strengthening Civil Registration System in AP, India: Lessons from a 4 Year Study

Civil Registration System (CRS) in India has been in vogue for more than 100 years now. The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 came into force in 1970. Even after 4 decades of the enactment of the Act, there are wide inter-state and intra-state variations. Our study is on Andhra Pradesh (AP), a South Indian state with a population of 84.6 million (Census of India, 2011) wherein the birth and death registrations varies from 23.2% - 148.6% registrations. We conducted an analysis of four (2007 - 2010) years civil registration data of AP.


May 02, 2019

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