EOI for Research Study on Health System Strengthening
Last Date: August 26, 2011
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Over 4 million infants die within the first
28 days of life mostly in the developing countries. Three quarters of
these deaths occur within the first week of life and 24-25 percent occur
within the first 24 hours after birth.
It is accepted that a high percentage of maternal and newborn deaths can
be prevented by providing pregnant women with access to skilled
caregivers and a number of proven, effective and timely interventions for
both mothers and newborns.
In this context, the Norway India Partnership
Initiative (NIPI) is designed as a Partnership to provide catalytic and
strategic support to the flagship health programme of Government of India
- National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The overall objective of NIPI is
to enable India attain the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 viz,, Reduce
by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five.
NIPI focuses in five Empowered Action Group (EAG)
States viz., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
These 5 EAG Focus States contribute to approximately 60 percent of the
total child mortality in India.
Main Objectives of Research Study on
NIPI Secretariat, United Nations Office for
Project Services (UNOPS) invites expression of interest from reputed
research agencies to
enabling factors, barriers and principal drivers for community
participation through Village Health & Sanitation Committee & Panchayat
Raj Institutions (PRIs) in health service delivery & utilization and
quality assurance for maternal, newborn and child health. Study and
describe some of the following factors:
(financial & non financial)
Values & Norms
document some of the prevalent best practices of community participation
leading to improved maternal, newborn and child health.
Focus on 2 Districts in NIPI states and one District in a non NIPI
Interested agencies may kindly submit their expression of interest with
their agency profile and past experience in conducting such surveys by
Friday 26 August 2011,
1700 hours to
research agencies based in India, having long standing experience in
public health research will be eligible for the assignment.
Collaborations with Norwegian Research Institutes are desirable and those
agencies wanting to collaborate send in the request to
firstname.lastname@example.org for further