Road safety journalism fellowship
Road safety journalism fellowship

The WHO India office commissioned CCC-I to conceptualize and implement Road Safety fellowship for media professionals in the year 2017 and 2018. The fellowship envisages identification and selection of journalists working in reputed newspapers, TV channels, online media, radio, etc. and sensitizing them to write data based in depth news stories in their respective media. In the year 2017, over 100 road safety stories were written in English and Hindi media. Three major milestones of the fellowship were organization of workshops for journalists, and editors’ conclave, and mentoring of journalists by CCC-I in order to enhance in number and quality of media stories.

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Rapid Qualitative Programmatic Evaluation of Measles Rubella (MR) Campaign

The qualitative evaluation of the MR vaccination campaign included a retrospective study of the campaign completed in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in February-March 2017, and evaluation of preparedness in Kerala and concurrent monitoring of its implementation in Telangana and Kerala. The objective of the campaign was to find out if the states followed the national MR campaign guidelines; the challenges in implementation of the guidelines and whether the current guidelines and implementation efforts to ensure quality of coverage in the MR SIAs is adequate.

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Rapid Qualitative Programmatic Evaluation of Measles Rubella (MR) Campaign
Prevention and Control of Anaemia in Adolescent girls
Prevention and Control of Anaemia in Adolescent girls

This research study aimed to assess adolescent girls’ knowledge, social norms, and behaviour that directly or indirectly affect their nutritional status. Of particular interests were concepts related to food consumption, WASH, intake of IFA and deworming tablets, menstruation and mass media exposure. The study interviewed girls of two age groups (10-13 and 14-19 years), their parents,   frontline health workers and block and district level officers. Focus group discussions were also conducted with the adolescent girls. It also observed household cooking practices, WASH behaviour, and food availability in and around villages. The study covered 16 villages in four districts of the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. In all, the study completed over 200 qualitative interactions and took over three months.

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ODF: Communication Barrier Study among Underserved Communities Qualitative study in three districts of Uttar Pradesh

The aim of this qualitative study was to assess toilet use among underserved communities in Uttar Pradesh. Toward this end, three geographically dispersed districts -Hapur, Sonabhadra and Shravasti, with varying levels of development and toilet use behaviour were purposively selected. Within each district, two villages with high percentage of schedule caste or schedule tribe population were selected for data collection in consultation with UNICEF. Focus groups discussions and in-depth interviews were conducted among users and non-users of toilet belonging to both the genders. In addition, key informant interviews were conducted with local informants such as Pradhan, Swachhtagrahi and others. The study found barriers and facilitators to the adoption and use of toilets among women and men in the villages of three districts. E.g. Women use toilets because of safety, privacy, convenience and time saved. Men, on the other hand, use toilets if they have used them before or as a marker of social status. Old men and children prefer not to use them.

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Assessment of Prototypes of Pack Warning for Cigarette, Bidi and Gutka packets
Assessment of Prototypes of Pack Warning for Cigarette, Bidi and Gutka packets

Interviewed, using qualitative methodology, adult users and non-users (male and female) of various tobacco products and used focus group discussions to determine effectiveness of the proposed pictorial warnings on packaging of tobacco products. These pack prototypes were assessed based on 7 criteria and the findings led to the national adoption of pictorial pack warnings on tobacco products in India, officially released by the Union Minister for Health, Dr. Harshvardhan in October 2014. The same pre-test was repeated in 2017.

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Hygiene awareness and consultation participation for the Urban Infrastructure project

Under the Urban Infrastructure (UIP) Project approved by ADB, a sustainable sanitation behavioral change program for Thimpu Thromde (core) was implemented in 2011-12. The learnings from this program will be implemented in South Thimpu, Phurntsholing and Samdrup Jongkhar Municipality (SJM) as part of the UIP.  CCC-I was involved in providing technical inputs as the SBCC expert in the form of guidance in literature review in the field of sanitation and SBCC, guiding the team in the review and analysis of existing IEC materials, providing inputs in development of IEC materials, providing inputs to strengthen and finalize the SBCC strategy and supporting the project team in the development of reports and presentations. The objective of the program was to enhance access to improved sanitation and improved hygiene practices for all in South Thimpu, Phurntsholing and Samdrup Jongkhar Municipality (SJM) as part of the UIP. The program aimed at town wide sanitation coverage and environmentally safe disposal of septic waste.

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