Rapid Appraisal for Health Intervention(RAHI)

National Institute of Health & Family Welfare
Public Health Education & Research Consortium - Network & Partnership 
Rapid Assessment of Health Interventions (RAHI) 
Phase I (2007) and Phase II (2008) 
Supported by the UNFPA

Under the National Rural Health Mission, many states are carrying out activities and also initiating innovations to deliver technical and institutional strategies in their programme implementation plans. National, state and district level programme managers wish to know how well these interventions/innovations are performing and like to take up evidence based scale ups and/or to institute corrective measures. In this direction, UNFPA in partnership with NIHFW is supporting capacity building of medical colleges and other health institutions on rapid appraisal of health interventions under NRHM in 18 high focus states of the country through RAHI project. During the first phase of this partnership, 12 research projects are already completed (Annexure -A).

During second Phase the Institute has organised a five days workshop on capacity building on rapid appraisals from 21st - 25th July 2008, in which faculty from 12 medical colleges participated. In the workshop, they developed research proposals on priority programme issues that need research inputs leading to improvements in programme delivery. Twelve research projects have been finalised in the workshop (Annexure -B).

View Reports : RAHI - I , RAHI - II
Annexure –A
State Sl.No Project title::: RAHI Phase-I (2007) Partner Institution
Chhattisgarh 1Evaluation of Swasth Panchayat Scheme in Chhattisgarh State Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur
Jharkhand 2An assessment of Sahiya (ASHA) in Jharkhand Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi
Madhya Pradesh 3A study of utilisation of untied funds in sub centres in Indore division under National Rural Health MissionMGM Medical College , Indore , MP
4An assessment of process and performance of Vijaya Raje Janani Kalyan Bima Yojana in Gwalior and Guna districts of Madhya PradeshG.R.Medical College, Gwalior , MP
5Appraisal of Janani Sahyogi Yojana in four districts of Madhya PradeshNetaji Subhash Chandra Medical College , Jabalpur , MP
Orissa 6Rapid Appraisal of Functioning of ASHA under NRHM NIAHRD, Kalyani Nagar, Cuttack , Orissa
7Rapid Appraisal of Functioning of Village Health and Sanitation Committees (VHSCs) under NRHM in Orissa Kalinga Centre for Social Development, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
8Rapid assessment of functioning of Janani Surakhya Yojana in South Orissa. MKCG Medical College , Berhampur, Orissa
9Functioning & Impact of JSY Scheme in the State of Orissa SCB Medical College, Cuttack , Orissa
Uttar Pradesh 10Assessment of Organisation and Utility of Health Melas in selected Districts of Uttar Pradesh K.G. Medical University , Lucknow , UP
11Assessment of organisation and influence of RCH camps in selected districts of Uttar Pradesh MLB Medical College, Jhansi , UP
12Rapid Appraisal of ASHA under NRHM Programme in Uttar Pradesh SIHFW, Lucknow , UP
Annexure –B
State Sl.No Project title::: RAHI Phase-II (2008) Partner Institution
Uttar Pradesh 1Contribution of ISM lady doctors and GNMs in Operationalisation of 24x 7 services   under NRHM in selected districts of UP MLN Medical College , Allahabad , UP
2Assessment of utilisation  of services and client satisfaction under different level of health facilities  in Varanasi DistrictBanaras Hindu University , Varanasi , UP
3A study of Interface of ASHA with Community (members/ leaders ) and service providers at different level in a District of Uttar Pradesh,Medical College,  Gorakhpur , UP
4Assessment of Utilisation of Untied Fund Provided under NRHM in Uttar PradeshRIMS& R, Saifai, Etawah, UP
Madhya Pradesh 5Assessing birth preparedness and complication readiness intervention in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh,S.S.Medical College , Rewa, MP
6An assessment of functioning of DPMUs and their role in delivery of services in the state of Madhya Pradesh,Gandhi Medical College , Bhopal , MP
Rajasthan7An assessment of quality of Care in Institutional deliveries  in Jaipur SMS Medical College , Jaipur, Rajasthan
8Assessment of performance based incentive system for ASHA  in Udaipur District of Rajasthan Medical College , Udaipur , Rajasthan
Bihar 9A Study on the Process of procurement and inventory control of Drugs  at different levels in Darbhanga ( Bihar ), Medical College , Darbhanga, Bihar
10An Evaluation of the Referral Transport System under NRHM in Block PHCs in Patna District of Bihar. Patna Medical College , Bihar
Jharkhand 11An Assessment Of Functioning Of Mobile Health Units in Jharkhand- MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
Uttarakhand 12Rapid appraisal of Functioning of Rogi Kalyan Samitis in Uttarakhand. UFHT Medical College , Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand.