LaQshya: Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative

Recognizing the need to prioritize safe and respectful childbirth practices, the government of India in March 2018 launched LaQshya – Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative, to be implemented nation-wide with the objective of reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, and enhancing the satisfaction of women availing of healthcare. The LaQshya initiative is to be coordinated by the Maternal Health Division, and is to receive support from the Child Health Division and the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC). The funds for the programme shall be channelled through the National Health Mission (NHM) Programme Implementation Plan.



Research Projects

Implementation Research to test approaches to rolling out WHO Guidelines and tools for the health sector response to violence against women

CEHAT has been involved advancing the health care sector’s response to violence against women. The purpose of this study is to implement these guidelines, generate evidence on feasibility of implementation, and also the possibility of developing a model health care response in tertiary medical setup. This project is in collaboration with the WHO, which has undertaken similar initiatives in Afghanistan, Pakistan and some parts of Africa. Subsequently these guidelines were also developed into a handbook for health care providers for responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence.

More Research Projects

CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes) is the research centre of Anusandhan Trust. We are involved in research, training, service and advocacy on health and allied themes. CEHAT acts as an interface between progressive people's movements and academia.

Project Portals

Aimed at the training of medical educators in state medical colleges

In Maharashtra to incorporate a gender perspective in their teaching with a focus on issues of gender-based violence and discrimination through a 'Training of Trainers' [TOT] program.

'Patients' Rights-An initiative towards better healthcare' is an informative and interactive platform for patients and general public seeking information related to patients' rights and wanting to share their experiences with the health care and health insurance providers.

Web based Resources on Violence Against Women

Do you work in a Health System where you encounter survivors of Violence Against Women? If, so - then this is your one stop to getting information, resources, access to networks or help.