Delhi, situated in the North, is an urban state with nearly 98% of its population living in urban areas. The state also known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi and comprises of 11 districts. The state has a good network of health facilities and hospitals. However, it is the most densely populated state in the nation (11,320 per Km) and has several pockets of overcrowded urban slum areas, which together contribute significantly to the health care challenges in the state.
VRIDDHI Focus Districts: North East Delhi and North West Delhi.
VRIDDHI Interventions: VRIDDHI is implementing its Care around Birth Approach in eight high case load delivery points in the two focus districts.
The methodology includes a series of activities by the team such as Training 144 Staff Nurses and Medical Officers, Onsite Guidance and Mentoring, Identification of specialists as champions, Facility level quality improvement have also been formed to resolve issues and overcome challenges. VRIDDHI team also conducts regular supportive supervision of delivery points in the two HPDs to highlight any gaps and provide a flow of information to the state and Government of India. VRIDDHI is supporting the institutionalization of the Urban Health and Nutrition Days (UHNDs) in the state with a focus on improving the coverage and quality of Antenatal Care services.