Awards and Recognition

  • Research done by SWACH with support from WHO and in collaboration with Haryana state lead to client retained home based record for the mother and the baby between the years 1989-2000. This experience as well as experiences in many countries then lead to evolution of mother child protection card (MCPC) in India to serve as a health monitoring tool, an educational and empowering tool for the family for continuum of care (pregnancy up to 3 years of age of the child).
  • SWACH has the distinction of initiating the national ARI (pneumonia) control program in children. SWACH was requested by the Government of India to implement and monitor the national program in 23 districts in 6 states of the country. After evaluation, this was adopted and included as a part of Child survival and Safe Motherhood (CSSM) strategy RCH I and RCH II strategies and later as a part of IMCI strategy which is now an integral part of RMNCH plus program.
  • Developed a model for peer groups in adolescents and through advocacy. This concept has been mainstreamed in national policy on adolescent health and development.
  • SWACH was a pioneer in implementing care for child development (CCD) which facilitated in developing national policy and operational guidelines for implementation of CCD in the country.
  • Developed tools for assessment of quality and coverage in adolescent health for WHO which was adapted by many countries in the world.
  • With support from CDC Atlanta and WHO in collaboration with the state NHM, SWACH started population based surveillance of birth defects since July 2015. Surveillance of birth defects along with research done in collaboration with W.H.O., CDC, PGIMER, Chandigarh and NHM (Haryana) has led to an important policy decision for wheat flour fortification by the government of Haryana .
  • Promotion of M-health to strengthen family centred care is a new initiative to strengthen the current programs for provision of care during pregnancy child birth and the first two years of life.
  • Basic work to help government of India to refine its policy on the use of antenatal corticosteroids during pregnancy.