This is a one year research projected funded by International Development Research Centre ( IDRC), Canada through Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies ( AMCHSS), Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala has been in the forefront of development with remarkable efforts in framing policies on health, education and employment. However significant gaps can be observed in the utilization of the delivery systems and reasons are manifold and can vary according to the socio-economic, cultural and educational contexts to which the population belongs. One of the glaring inequities in the prese More..
Case Management Quality of NCDs
This project is funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
With changes in the demographic and epidemiological structure, Kerala has become more similar to developed nations in terms of population aging and disease profile. This has meant an increase in the prevalence of non communicable diseases in the state. Very few studies have been conducted to assess the prescription pattern of non- communicable diseases, especially diabetes and hypertension. The major objective this study is to assess the quality and pattern of diabetes and hypertension prescription in the state More..
This study was commissioned by the Govt. of Kerala in light of growing concerns about excessive consumption about alcohol in the state. The study was aimed at providing an overview of the nature and pattern of alcohol use to understand the pathways of harmful use, the extent of harm associated with families and the community. It was concluded by exploring policy options and their feasibility for the reduction of harmful use of alcohol in the local context. It was carried out extensively across over 3000 households in three districts of the state- Kasargod, Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram.The s More..
Prescription pattern of Anti-TB drugs by private practitioners
An operational research study
funded under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme and State Health
& Family Welfare Society-TB, Kerala (State H & FW -TB Society).
The WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control postulates demand and supply reduction strategies for comprehensive tobacco control. As mentioned earlier, it shall not be wrong to say that Kerala can rightfully claim a tick for demand reduction strategies. However, we are yet to begin effective measures relating to reducing the supply of tobacco. Restriction of sales to and by minors is critical, especially as Kerala's Health Policy 2018 has highlighted the increasing tobacco use among youngsters in
the state. All these factors gave the impetus for the study to assess the sale More..