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Health, Nutrition And Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

Health, Nutrition and WASH are major determinants impacting quality of life. In many developing countries, access to quality and affordable health care, balanced diet, safe water and basic sanitation is a challenge for the poor and disadvantaged, especially for women and children. IPE Global works with a wide range of stakeholders such as national and state governments, development partners, provider associations, technical and academic agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector players to design and manage range of interventions to facilitate sustainable change in lives of millions of people.

We realise that investments in this sector, focusing on the underserved, would have large impact on the well-being of the communities and transform their lives. It is not coincidental that these were included in the erstwhile Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and are now contained within Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To maximise health impact, we have integrated, multi-sectoral approaches to strengthen health systems, policy design, planning, service delivery, hospital management, demand generation and social behaviour change communication (SBCC), human resources in health, health financing and health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene services improvement. 

Dr. Dinesh Agarwal

Dr. Jose Michael

Sunil Verma


  • DFID: Techno-managerial support to State Governments of Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh

    Under this DFID-funded assignment, IPE Global facilitated the adoption of effective management and technical systems within the Health Department of Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh to strengthen public healthcare system. We worked with departments of Health & Family Welfare, Women and Child Development, Rural Development & Public Health Engineering to build robust Technical Assistance Support Teams (TASTs) in each State. IPE Global brought public health sector governance reforms through institutional restructuring, strategy development to tackle priority health issues, adequate capacity building of officials, adopting efficient M&E measures, and developed efficient procurement and financial management systems. TASTs supported various convergence strategies such as PPPs to bring efficiencies, improve quality and coverage of health services.  We designed, developed and implemented a performance monitoring systems to support informed decision making at all levels of the government in the form of DASHBOARD Monitoring System for State Health Society in Bihar and Odisha. We also supported Government of Bihar to set up Bihar Medical Supplies and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (BMSICL) to strengthen supply chain mechanism in the state and to contain stock-outs.

    IPE Global designed and built various innovative approaches for community involvement, using PLA and CLTS approaches. In Odisha we developed Shakti Varta, which reached out to 15 districts covering over 1.25 lakhs SHGs and 34 lakhs women and promoted healthier family practices, influenced social and gender norms, risen demand for HNWASH services, increased women’s agency and stimulated local action for change. 

  • Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) (2015-2017)

    Testing innovative solutions in maternal and new-born care to bring about a drastic reduction in preventable deaths.
    This project supports the collaboration between the Government of Norway and India, to reduce child mortality in India. The programme supports interventions both at national and state levels (Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan). The programme has strong focus on using public service delivery structures to reduce neonatal mortality. The programme introduced various interventions such as Sick New Born Care Units (SNCUs) to provide facility based care for new-born with infections and other problems and a program of Home Based New-born Care (HBNC), targeting the first six weeks after birth, including home visits by frontline community health workers (Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs)) for the promotion of essential home based neonatal care and diagnosis. IPE also supports ‘National Dakshata Program’ to strengthen the labour room in health centres based on Dakshata guidelines, using technology to monitor the progress and provide support to health workers, harmonization of child health training packages, pre-service education in nursing and midwifery among others.

  • Development Support Services for States (DSSS) for Transforming Health Sector Projects (NITI Aayog) (2017-2020):

    A flagship programme of NITI Aayog launched as SATH-Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital aims to transform healthcare delivery of services in select “model” states with potential to influence national goals for public health. IPE Global is the implementation partner of the consortium led by McKinsey & Company to provide consulting and implementation support to select states in identifying priority gaps in implementation, resource management or policy to achieve results in key health indicators within 2 -3 years. 

  • USAID: Partnerships for Affordable Health Care Access and Longevity (PAHAL) Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths among Indias Urban Poor (2015- 2020)

    Piloting innovative strategies in improving access to quality health care for the urban poor in India
    PAHAL Project, funded by USAID, aims to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality in urban areas through improved access to affordable and quality healthcare services for urban poor. It focuses on providing catalytic support to urban private health ecosystem through Inclusive Business Models (IBMs) for delivering affordable and quality primary health care to scale-up with an aim to reach 10 million urban poor. The project also includes developing and supporting adoption of innovative and sustainable demand side financing models (pre-pay, community insurance, deferred payments, etc.). The key outcomes include: i) increased access to affordable quality primary health care ensured for 10 million urban poor; ii) out- of- pocket expenditure of urban poor for primary health care reduced by 30% in project areas; iii) improved health seeking behaviour among the urban poor.

  • USAID: Health Systems Strengthening, Quality Improvement, and RMNCH+A Scale-Up - Programme Area #5: Scaling Up Interventions in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab and Uttarakhand), India (2014-2018)

    IPE Global supports Government of India’s RMNCH+A strategy where our technical experts are working under the RMNCH+A framework to identify and develop strategies and operational guidelines for the effective implementation. At the state level, IPE Global is collaborating with six state governments to extend techno-managerial assistance to states of Jharkhand, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi with a focus on 30 high priority districts. In the 6 states we work across state, district and block level authorities. This includes design, planning and implementation of interventions to increase off-take of RMNCH+A services and strengthen capacities of the health system. IPE also manages the National RMNCHA+ unit an extension of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) which monitors the progress of RMNCH+A program interventions across 30 states of India. 

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