Nestled in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh a state in North India, is the least urbanized state with 90% of its population living in rural areas. The state comprising of 12 districts, has been doing well on the socio-economic and health indices when compared with the national average, but there are many underserved areas and pockets in the state.
VRIDDHI Focus Districts::Mandi, Kinnaur, Chamba and Lahaul Spiti.
VRIDDHI Interventions: : VRIDDHI is implementing its Care around Birth Approach in 17 high case load delivery points in the four focus districts.
The methodology includes a series of activities by the team such as Training 169 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 four HPDs to highlight any gaps and provide a flow of information to the state and Government of India. In collaboration with National Health Mission (NHM), Himachal Pradesh, the project is rolling out the Community based distribution of Misoprostol, an initiative to reduce maternal deaths .