Promoting participatory action on local Health budgets and medicine distribution in Maharashtra
Project Duration - 1st June 2014 - 31st July 2016
Responsive district health planning and effective medicine distribution in Maharashtra to ensure significantly improved primary health care service delivery with a broader framework of community accountability.
- Central role played by RKS members and CBMP committees in local need based health planning and budgeting, leading to more effective and appropriate functioning of health services. Strengthened spaces for participatory planning and accountability related to health services.
- Active involvement of CBMP committees in monitoring expenditures of Program Implementation Plan (PIP) budgets, ensuring effective utilization of these funds and improved service delivery.
- Demand driven and adequate medicine distribution in rural public health facilities based on key changes in medicine distribution system.
- Effective state level collaboration and advocacy with the help of the CBMP network for ensuring greater responsiveness of district health planning and medicine distribution processes.
To achieve these objectives, SATHI would collaborate with five partner organisations to conduct project activities in an intensive manner. Further, capacity building related to various activities would be carried out with 24 CBMP implementing organizations in 13 districts. The project would consist of a three pronged strategy to achieve these objectives – action oriented research and evidence building, capacity building of key stakeholders, and advocacy at various levels.
- Activity 1 - Study of pattern of utilization of RKS (Patient welfare committee) funds in 6 selected PHCs and 3 Rural Hospitals from 3 districts of Maharashtra, linked with participatory interventions in planning of RKS funds by CBMP and RKS committee members, leading to more appropriate use of flexible funds.
- Activity 2 - Capacity building of 24 civil society organisations from 13 districts on PIP related issues, for ensuring budget accountability and monitoring of district and block health plans
- Activity 3 - Tracking implementation of community oriented and innovative components of PIPs as well as local level advocacy for its effective implementation in 2 Districts.
- Activity 4 - Action oriented analysis of medicine distribution system linked with advocacy for more responsive supply system in 3 selected districts of Maharashtra
- Activity 5 - State level networking and advocacy to influence the public health system, towards more participatory local health planning and effective medicine distribution systems