Health Systems and Quality of Life

Clinician Adherence to Hypertension Screening and Care Guidelines

Nikkil Sudharsanan, Vasanthi Subramonia Pillai, Caterina Favaretti, Jithin Jose, Sandra Jose, Margaret McConnell, Mohammed K. Ali

Uncontrolled hypertension is a leading risk factor for mortality globally and affects 26% of adults in India. Underdiagnosis is a primary cause of poor hypertension control as only 37% of Indians with hypertension are diagnosed. To increase diagnosis, Indian guidelines … Read More

Understanding the Treatment Gap for Substance Use Disorder in India

The study aims to measure the availability of treatment for substance use disorder in selected states in India, understand the treatment preferences of medical practitioners, and gain insights into treatment demand (or lack of it). Background Substance or drug use … Read More

ACT Grants and Swasth Alliance: Response to Covid-19 in India

This evaluation assessed the oxygenation initiatives anchored by a non-profit venture philanthropy platform (ACT Grants) aimed at enabling a more effective and affordable healthcare system in India in the long term. Background Given the magnitude of COVID-19’s adverse health and … Read More

Risk Factors for Suicidal Behaviour Among Adolescents in the Indian Context Through the Lens of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model

LEAD at Krea University, Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM)

Adolescent suicide is one of the most common reasons for death among young people all around the world. India has the largest adolescent population of 25.6 crores (NCRB, 2020), between the ages of 15-25 years, and has one of the … Read More

WomenLift Health Stakeholder Analysis: India

LEAD at Krea University, WomenLift Health

Women in health leadership and decision-making positions are key to ensuring that diverse perspectives and ideas influence policies and goals, resulting in a better and more equitable foundation for the health systems that serve us all. The benefits of female … Read More

Role of Oxygenation Devices in Alleviating the Oxygen Crisis in India

Deepshikha Batheja , Vinith Kurian, Sharon Buteau, Neetha Joy, Ajay Nair

There has been an unprecedented increase in global demand for medical oxygen equipment to solve the acute oxygen shortages caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study aims to assess the value of improved access and use of Oxygen Concentrators (OCs) and … Read More

WomenLift Health Stakeholder Analysis: India

This project will understand and document the landscape, key opportunities, experiences and barriers for female health leadership in India. Background Women in health leadership and decision-making positions are key to ensuring that diverse perspectives and ideas influence policies and goals, … Read More

Mapping Community Healthcare Needs – Satara, Maharashtra

This evaluation assessed the community health outcomes and health-seeking decisions in Satara, Maharashtra and provided recommendations for future health interventions. Background India has made significant progress in the healthcare sector in terms of developing vaccinations and ensuring that healthcare is … Read More

Take-home Rations in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS): Study of Coverage and Uptake in Tamil Nadu

Sapna Nair, Sattvika Ashok, Purnima Menon, Rasmi Avula

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), a flagship program of the Government of India, offers nutrition services to support child development. One major component of ICDS is the Supplementary Nutrition Program (SNP), which provides take-home rations for all children under 6 … Read More

Impact of Community-Based Depression Treatment

LEAD at Krea University and Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development

This infographic offers a snapshot of depression in India and highlights findings from a community-based cluster cross-randomized trial in a peri-urban region near Bangalore, India and suggests that combined pharmacotherapy, livelihoods assistance interventions and community-based treatments using local resources may … Read More