Family Health IIHMR to implement National Survey-5 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/ 09/01/2020: Addressing the media Dr. SD Gupta, Trustee Secretary, IIHMR said, “In our last survey (NFHS-4) of 2015-16 we brought forth several statistics relating to family planning, non-communicable disease and overall health indicators from the state. The process of NFHS-5 has started now. We have trained our volunteers. Now the fieldwork for data collection will start from today,”. Dr. Pradeep Panda, NFHS-5 coordinator for Odisha said, “NFHS and its reports are one of the most trusted documents prepared under the Union Health Ministry through several agencies. IIHMR has been chosen as the field research and data collecting agency for Odisha and some other states.”Currently, IIHMR is conducting month-long state-level training in Bhubaneswar for 350 investigators (male investigators, Government of India and other agencies for policy and programmed purposes, and (b) to provide information on important emerging health and family welfare issues. To meet these two aims, the sample has been designed to provide information on sexual behavior; HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and behaviors; lifestyle indicators; other health issues; and domestic violence only at the state level and at the national level, while most other indicators will also be reported at the district levels.NFHS-5 will collect blood samples from women (age 15-49) and men (age 15-54) in the form of dried blood spots (DBS) for testing for malaria, HbA1c (a measure of diabetes), Anemia testing, and height and weight measurements for women (age 15-49), men (age 15-54), female investigators and health investigators). After the training, the investigators will collect data from more than 25,000 households in all the 30 districts in Odisha. It will involve interviewing randomly selected women age 15-49 years the 2019-20 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) is conducted under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and is coordinated by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) has been chosen, following a rigorous selection procedure, to conduct the fieldwork in Odisha for NFHS-5. NFHS-4 (2015-16) was also successfully implemented in Odisha by IIHMR. and a sub-sample of menage 15-54 years. For executing the survey in the state of Odisha, Senior Officials from National Health Mission (NHM), Odisha, have issued letters to the District collectors and subsequently necessary instructions have been issued downwards for providing necessary cooperation to the survey team. NFHS-5 is a national survey designed to provide information on population, family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, It was set up to bring international standards and benchmarks to health management education in India. The institute undertakes education, training, and research in hospital and health management and Vitamin D3.HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), reproductive health, and nutrition in India. NFHS-5 has two specific goals: (a) to provide essential data on health and family welfare needed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and children under age 6 will also be included in NFHS-5. Waist and hip circumference will be measured for women (age 15-49), and men (age 15-54). Blood glucose and hypertension measurements will be done for all women and men over the age of 15 years. All of these estimates will be provided at the district level. International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR Delhi) is responsible to conduct the fieldwork and implement the NFHS-5 in Odisha. IIHMR Delhi was established in 2008 as a part of the Society for IIHMR, Jaipur. Data will be collected using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) on mini-notebook computers. Although a young institute, IIHMR Delhi has carved out a niche for itself through its cutting-edge curriculum, infrastructure facilities, and accomplished faculty. It has achieved a place of pride in Hospital and Health Management at national and international levels.