Health Policy Unit (2011-2014)

The Policy Unit for population, health and development was established with technical and financial support from USAID supported Health Policy Project . The Unit aimed to perform policy research to highlight region-specific and evidence-based policy perspectives, as duly emphasised in the National Health Policy 2002, and provide policy implementation strategies that optimally utilise scarce resources to achieve the national objective of universal healthcare. The long term goal of the unit was to improve the quality of life of people through sustainable health and population development.


Vision:

To be an apex body leading health policy research and analysis guiding the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, health-based civil society organisations, advocacy networks and coalitions, academic institutions, and other stakeholders to establish and improve health policies and strategies.


Mission:

To improve quality of life of people, through sustainable health and population development, and bring health and related programs to the centre stage of development activities.


OBJECTIVES:
  • To steer evidence-based policy analysis, advocacy, and multi-sectoral coordination;

  • To create a network of informed champions at national and state level;

  • To engage and strengthen the capacity of selected State Institutes of Health and Family Welfare; and

  • To develop advocacy materials and sensitize key stakeholders through various fora.


  • Policy Unit

  • Annual Report



  • Key Documents

    Reports

  • The Story of India’s Population- A Technical Report on Levels, Trends, and Determinants of Fertility in India; Population Projections and Expected Levels of Achievement for Spacing and Limiting FP Methods to Strategise and Prioritise the Programme in India. October 2013.

  • Effectiveness of Fund Allocation and Spending for the National Rural Health Mission in Uttarakhand, India- State and District Report. January 2014.

  • Effectiveness of Fund Allocation and Spending for the National Rural Health Mission in Uttarakhand, India- Block and Facility Report. March 2014.

  • Family Planning- An investment in Health and Development, for elected representatives of India. April 2015


  • Policy Dialogues

  • Policy Dialogue: Garnering Leadership for Family Planning. January 2014.

  • State Dialogue: Prioritizing Family Planning in Bihar- Increasing Access to Information and Services to Vulnerable Groups through Increased Public-Private Partnerships. January 2014.

  • State Dialogue: Investing in Family Planning-Ranchi, Jharkhand 2014

  • State Dialogue on Population in Uttar Pradesh: A Policy Unit initiative 2013-2014

  • State Dialogue: Health Financing under National Health Mission, India, Uttarakhand. 2014


  • Briefs

  • Injectable Contraceptives to Expand the Basket of Choice under India’s Family Planning Programme: An Update. September 2012

  • Population and Development—Progress through Family Planning in Uttar Pradesh. September 2012.

  • Trends and Differentials in Fertility and Family Planning Indicators of EAG States in India. September 2012.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Assam. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Bihar. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Chhattisgarh. 2014

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Jharkhand. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Madhya Pradesh. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Odisha. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Rajasthan. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Uttar Pradesh. 2014.

  • Population and Development- A Discourse on Family Planning in Uttarakhand. 2014.