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Study on Impact of HMIS Training on MCH & FP Information in Bihar


  • Priti Kumari
  • Agency : HMIS Training, Quality Information, Timeliness, Completeness, Correctness
  • Objective : To identify the impact of HMIS training of frontline health functionaries particularly ANMs on maternal & child health (MCH) & family planning information in terms of use of new NRHM format, timeliness, completeness and correctness of data recording and reporting in Bihar for effective health management, policy making and planning for MCH & FP.
  • Background : Maternal & child health and family planning over the time are crucial to informed planning of sexual and reproductive health programmes and to guide advocacy efforts and research at state and national levels. The two days block level HMIS training to frontline health functionaries including ANMs, LHVs and DEOs resulted in better HMIS data. The health workers have started valuing the data and it has also supported the program planning and decision making as well as improved the quality of data and access to health care.
  • Methodology : The study is descriptive and analytical in nature and it is based on qualitative research methodology. Multi-stage random sampling method was used for the selection of sample in the state.
  • Findings : It can be seen from the study that after HMIS training the use of new NRHM monthly reporting formats have increased from 50% to 89%. The timeliness of reporting has increased from 75% to 93% which is very notable achievement. In case of completeness the percentage has increased from 51% to 82%. The correctness and quality of reporting on maternal health, child health and family planning have increased remarkably.
  • Recommendations : Some blocks have still problems even after the training, so the same facilities may be visit on priority basis and if possible some half day or one day orientation may be organize to facilitate them. Structured monthly HMIS review meetings to be organized at the district and block levels to follow-up of HMIS training so that quality information can be generated by timely compilation and regular analysis of data.
To identify the impact of HMIS training of frontline health functionaries particularly ANMs on maternal & child health