Efficient management of ‘health information’ is imperative for informed decision making and attaining effective outcomes of
programs. It is also one of the essential blocks for strengthening health systems of a country. Under the mandate of MDG 4 and 5 toreduce child mortality and maternal mortality, several initiatives have been undertaken by the Government and non governmentorganizations to improve the status of Maternal Child Health in India, including the most recent National Rural Health Mission. Thishas generated an abundant resource of valuable information; however this information lies scattered or remains within the parentorganizations and is often inaccessible to the public and other stakeholders. The
Repository on Maternal Child Health
is an attemptto mitigate this problem and improve management of maternal child health information.This
is a virtual guide to Child Health and related Maternal Health information relevant to Public Health in India. It is aone-stop access to efficiently search, organize and share latest information.
Its advantages include:
Collection and management of Child Health & related Maternal Health information at a single place.
Platform for effective sharing and exchange of information.
Improved visibility of child health issues.
Prevent duplication of efforts (and waste of resources) for similar issues
Informed decisions for better coherence between program needs and outcomes.