Translation research in Women and Child Health

Translation research in the health of women and Children
Funding agency : University Grants Commission-University with Potential for Excellence
Coordinator : Dr Anita Ka

Project : Birth defects and childhood disability
Principal Investigator Dr Anita Kar
There are two components to this project. In the first, we wish to create a web-resource for research on birth defects epidemiology with specific reference to birth defects and childhood disability. The web-resource will focus on methodological issues pertinent to the study of birth defects epidemiology in developing countries. In the second component, we will prospectively follow births occurring at Primary Health Centres in a district to identify the number of birth defects associated pregnancies.

Risk Factors for disability in middle aged women P I: Dr. Aarti Nagarkar

An epidemiologic transition in India has led to the exponential increase in chronic disease prevalence and multi-morbidity. The burden of chronic disease and its effects on functioning and health is the major public health challenge of the 21st century. Data suggest that current prevalence estimates of disability for mid-aged adults range from 20 to 40 %. Despite the high prevalence, evidence suggests that relevant strategy for mid-aged women can both improve their current functioning and may prevent future disability. Thus, the mid-life period may represent a critical window during which interventions to improve disability may be most efficacious for the improvement of current and future functioning.

Genomics and Proteomics studies on intellectual disability disorders in Indian Patients

PI: Dr. Suvidya Ranade

Impact of education on selected pre-and peri-conception indicators: A quasi-experimental study among Indian women from urban slums PI: Dr. Abhay Kudale

The study will be undertaken with an aim to assess impact of health education on selected pre-and peri-conception care indicators among women in urban slums. A quasi-experimental study design with a non-equivalent control group will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based education strategies. The pre-and post-test design will be used for evaluating the performance of the health education strategies among women in experimental and control slums in Pune urban areas.

Violence against pregnant women in Pune PI: Mr. Suresh Jungari

This current research project under UGC-UPE focuses on violence against pregnant women in Pune. This project work specifically explores the gender context of violence during pregnancy. The study also identifies the factors favourable and unfavourable for pregnant women within household. This research project also, further identifies the public health consequences of violence during pregnancy.

Vitamin D status of pregnant women PI: Dr. Angeline Jeyakumar

Among Asian countries Indian studies show high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy pregnant women despite abundant sunshine. Vitamin D deficiency among pregnant women may lead to poor pregnancy outcome, poor lactation and further affect the vitamin D status of their children. Literature evidence suggests Liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) as a sensitive technique to assess vitamin D status. The study therefore aims to assess the vitamin D status of women among pregnant women using the above technique



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