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  1. Narayana Holla
  2. Service delivery
  3. Sunday, 06 April 2014

The study area is a Health Sub-Centre in a Primary Health Centre of a coastal district of Karnataka state. This district has already achieved the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 of 2015 and the targets set for 2017 under RMNCH+A. But it is lagging behind in HepB birth dose. In this district, >65% deliveries are occurring in private institutions including Private Medical Colleges. Only a few are practicing administration of HepB birth dose. ANM, in her outreach session can administer zero OPV (within 2 weeks since birth) and BCG (within 4 weeks since birth) but not HepB birth dose as this needs to be administered within 24 hrs.

100% institutional delivery is a boon providing a golden opportunity for newborn vaccination. This can be one of the best gifts, social service to the newborn and an opportunity to honor child's right to health.

Study observations are shared for strengthening Newborn vaccination specially HepB birth dose.

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