Extension of Follow up Project on GDM Mainstreaming in Public Health Delivery System in India

Gestational diabetes adds to the burden of Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality and have long term adverse effect on the health of mother and child. In 2012 Jagran Pehel in collaboration with WDF implemented the project on “Follow Up Campaign on Mainstreaming GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus) in Public health care and delivery system”  The project was aimed to advocate with the stakeholders (bureaucrats, health department official of the respective state governments, front line health care workers like ASHAs and ANMs and other stakeholders including civil society, media houses etc.) for mainstreaming GDM in the existing public health system and also create a cadre of trained personnel (health care service providers) who will undertake screening of patients for GDM in their health care system. This will help in addressing the demand as well as the supply side of the services.
The project was implemented in four states of India – Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi and Punjab over a span of one year. Through this project, we have been able to sensitize/advocate more than 300 persons (approx) directly through the multi stakeholder panel discussions and train more than 180 doctors (approx) from the public health system in the four project states.
As a part of the continued partnership, we organized orientation program for all ANMs and ASHAs in the districts of four project states. Since ANMs and ASHAs are the first contact point for the pregnant women in the community, it is very essential that they are sensitized on the GDM issues and their roles in GDM management. This orientation workshop would be the right platform to provide information and regarding GDM and its management. The IEC materials on GDM for ANM and ASHA have already been distributed through District level health department.

The objective of the orientation of ANM and ASHA were as follows
  • Orientation of ANM and ASHA on GDM covering technical aspects like GDM symptoms, screening and effects, nutritional aspects of GDM management and most importantly role of ANM and ASHA on GDM management including community awareness, counselling pregnant women for GDM screening and reporting of GDM cases.
  • Reestablish contacts with the trainers ( doctors) who had participated in the training program and take their feedback on how many further trainings/orientation of doctors/ASHAs/ANMs have they undertaken and how have they disseminated the relevant information to the health workers 
The State Wise details of the ANM and ASHA oriented on GDM issues
Sl. No. Name of State No. of ANM oriented on GDM issues No. of ASHA oriented on GDM issues
1 Bihar 1256 6010
2 Jharkhand 616 2100
3 Delhi 188 1454
4 Punjab 1148 3025
  Total 3208 12589
 
Gestational diabetes adds to the burden of Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality and have long term adverse effect on the health of mother and child. In 2012 Jagran Pehel in collaboration with WDF implemented the project on “Follow Up Campaign on Mainstreaming GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus) in Public health care and delivery system”  The project was aimed to advocate with the stakeholders (bureaucrats, health department official of the respective state governments, front line health care workers like ASHAs and ANMs and other stakeholders including civil society, media houses etc.) for mainstreaming GDM in the existing public health system and also create a cadre of trained personnel (health care service providers) who will undertake screening of patients for GDM in their health care system. This will help in addressing the demand as well as the supply side of the services.
The project was implemented in four states of India – Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi and Punjab over a span of one year. Through this project, we have been able to sensitize/advocate more than 300 persons (approx) directly through the multi stakeholder panel discussions and train more than 180 doctors (approx) from the public health system in the four project states.
As a part of the continued partnership, we organized orientation program for all ANMs and ASHAs in the districts of four project states. Since ANMs and ASHAs are the first contact point for the pregnant women in the community, it is very essential that they are sensitized on the GDM issues and their roles in GDM management. This orientation workshop would be the right platform to provide information and regarding GDM and its management. The IEC materials on GDM for ANM and ASHA have already been distributed through District level health department.

The objective of the orientation of ANM and ASHA were as follows
  • Orientation of ANM and ASHA on GDM covering technical aspects like GDM symptoms, screening and effects, nutritional aspects of GDM management and most importantly role of ANM and ASHA on GDM management including community awareness, counselling pregnant women for GDM screening and reporting of GDM cases.
  • Reestablish contacts with the trainers ( doctors) who had participated in the training program and take their feedback on how many further trainings/orientation of doctors/ASHAs/ANMs have they undertaken and how have they disseminated the relevant information to the health workers 
The State Wise details of the ANM and ASHA oriented on GDM issues
Sl. No. Name of State No. of ANM oriented on GDM issues No. of ASHA oriented on GDM issues
1 Bihar 1256 6010
2 Jharkhand 616 2100
3 Delhi 188 1454
4 Punjab 1148 3025
  Total 3208 12589
 

 

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