Family Health Initiative in Bihar (FHI)
Family Health Initiative in Bihar (FHI)

Family Health Initiative in Bihar (FHI)

Family Health Initiative in Bihar (FHI)

CARE started the Integrated Family Health Initiative (IFHI) in 2011 as part of the Ananya program with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). CARE designed IFHI to support the Government of Bihar (GoB) in improving maternal, new-born, and child health and nutrition outcomes through better availability, quality, and uptake of key family health services and to build leadership and ownership of these services by 2015. IFHI piloted many core solutions and innovations across 137 blocks of eight focus districts – Patna, Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Gopalganj, East Champaran and West Champaran – during the first phase (January 2011 to December 2013).

Bihar

Highlights

  • The implementation within the government’s Health and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programs, have reached a population of approximately 25 million.
  • Engagement of about 40,000 frontline workers in 2,300 health sub-centers as well as the nursing, administrative, and medical staff of 119 PHCs, SDHs and DHs.
  • 50 private healthcare providers have been engaged in the districts to provide improved quality of care, particularly clinical care for deliveries.
  • The project team completed clinical mentoring of nurses and doctors at PHCs and DHs in 48 facilities in eight IFHI districts.