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A Study on the Effectiveness and Reach of Dastak Campaign in Madhya Pradesh for Addressing Malnutrition and Under 5 Mortality Rate | Original Article

Ritu Ghosh* Rekha Gupta in Shodhaytan (RNTUJ-STN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


This report provides an overview and key findings of a survey study conducted to assess the effectiveness and reach of Dastak Campaign conducted from 16th to 30th Nov 2016 in Madhya Pradesh by Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Madhya Pradesh. The report outlines areas of strength, areas that require attention and action and Districts' comparison information of Dastak Campaign to help State Government respond to and act on the findings, thereby enhancing effectiveness and service delivery to the community. The objective of this survey study is to gather information with a better understanding of Front line workers engagement in Dastak Campaign, reach of Dastak team to community for screening and other services as designed and identification of areas of strength and where focus to be given further to improve in Dastak Campaign. Feedback received from this study will be used to determine whether the objectives of the Dastak Campaign are achieved, facilitate improvements and develop recommendations for future initiatives by Govt of Madhya Pradesh. Study revealed that result on different indicators are not same in all districts as some districts performed nicely, but some districts performance was poor or at mediocre level. Hence, focus should be given on the poor and mediocre performing districts fiirt her in next phase of Dastak Campaign.