Documenting Interventions
Ramila Bisht
INNOVATIONS IN MATERNAL HEALTH: CASE STUDIES FROM INDIA by Jay Satia Sage Publications, Delhi, 2015, 356 pp., 595
April 2015, volume 39, No 4

Innovations in Maternal Health: Case Studies from India (2014) edited by a team of researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) describes a series of interventions which aim to improve maternal health among some of India’s poorest communities. The authors describe an extensive search of literature that they used to identify relevant programmes; those that are ‘doing what is done differently, or creating new, unique ideas and interventions.’ In the book’s foreword, the President of the PHFI, K. Srinath Reddy, states the relevance of documenting and disseminating these contemporary innovations in the areas of maternal and newborn health with the hope that similar health programmes can be ‘undertaken to improve maternal and newborn care in India.’

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