Research Project Completed 2017
Pre-testing of IEC Materials on Nutrition Intervention (MIYCN) for Behavioral Change Strategy in UP and Bihar”
Agency: Alive & Thrive
Team: Dr. R. Sarala (Principal Investigator), Dr. Usha Manjunath, Dr. Pradeep Panda, Dr. Veena Nair, Mr. Satish Singh ,Dr. Deepashree
A well designed IEC material is essential for any health promotion activities and for effective intervention to bring about appropriate behavior change among the target population. IIHMR Bangalore is a technical partner to Alive and Thrive to pre-test the communication package on Maternal and Child Nutrition. The study will be carried out in Nalanda District in Bihar and Gardoi District in UP. The study will pre-test both print materials such as Family Calendar, Job Aid (Reminder Card), Flipcharts and Flyers and Videos. The audience for pre-testing the IEC materials includes Pregnant Women, Husbands, Mother-in-Laws, Father-in-laws, RMPs, Community Leaders, Private Doctors/Chemist, Religious Leaders, ANMs, ASHAs, AWWs, SHG members, Village Elders and GP heads. Qualitative methods viz., FGDs and IDIs would be adopted to pre-test the IEC materials. The study aims to provide inputs related to understanding of message by the audience, appropriateness and effectiveness of the materials, likes, dislikes and cultural insights to make materials more relevant and acceptable to the intended audiences.
Participatory Action Research on Interventions to Support Deaf Young People, Karnataka
Agency: Deaf Child Worldwide (DCW), International Development Agency of the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), London, UK in collaboration with IIHMR, Kolkata
Project Team: Dr. Usha Manjunath, Mr. Syed Ali and Mr. Mahadev Prasad
Keeping in view with DCW’s mission ‘to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children throughout the world’ and strategies ‘empowering families to achieve the best outcomes, innovating new approaches to the development of effective communication and challenging social attitudes’, the present project in collaboration with Samuha, an NGO in Koppal in Karnataka is a Participatory Action Research on interventions to support Deaf Young People (DYP).