Mother-Child Protection Card CBT
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Mother-Child Protection Card Computer Based Training [CBT]
Provide a monitored, consistent, and expedited health worker training process, including a certification program, for the Mother Child Protection Card. The CBT will accelerate the current pace of training to health workers by using over 1,000 computer literacy centres throughout Maharashtra. This will provide a better learning experience through interactive computer exercises, and, when necessary, give the option to complete an individual training module at a modified pace.
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|Name: Computer Based Training (CBT) for
the Mother-Child Protection Card
|Theme: Health Workers Education
||Region and Country: Maharashtra, India
||Beneficiaries: Families / Program participants, Anganwadi workers of ICDS, - Integrated Child Development Schemes, Nurse midwife, Supervisors of health and ICDS
Mother and Child Protection Card (MCPC)
What is MCPC?
Is a Recording cum Counseling Card for pregnant & postpartum women and under-five children Will gradually replace Immunization Card Developed Jointly by MWCD, MHFW, with support from UNICEF & NIPPCD Originally used by ICDS in some states, now adopted by NRHM/RCH State has made few alterations like adding a counterfoil
Why the card?
For record-keeping of services provided during pregnancy, postpartum period and childhood Tool for families to learn, understand and follow positive practices for achieving good health of pregnant women, young mothers and children Helps families to know about various types of services which they need to access for the health and well being of women and children. Empowers families to make decisions for improved health and nutritional status and development of young children on a continual basis.
Who uses the card?
Family members (Mothers, Fathers, Mother-in-laws, Adolescent girls and others) – gaining knowledge, using available services, practicing optimal health behaviour, monitoring growth of children Village groups/Women (Mahila Mandal) groups – Discussion tool; monitoring effective service delivery ANM / AWW – educating families; recording information and appropriate referral Health and ICDS Supervisors – ensure card is introduced to targeted families; use properly explained to families and ensure effective and efficient delivery of services
Who are the specific target groups for the card?
Pregnant women Families with children under 5 years of age Who keeps the card? Pregnant and postpartum women Mothers of children under 5 years of age.
MCPC - Side A
AWW should fill in as much information as she can with the help of the family AWW should fill in as much information as she can with the help of the family AWW should fill in as much information as she can with the help of the family Family Identification : Name & Address - Mother's Education – tick one 16 Digit Code FRONT COVER Date of Birth Fill in the correct date In case of doubt, help the woman determine the datewith the help of local calendar / events /festivals. Birth Weight The birth weight is recorded in grams. If the child is born at home, the weight should be taken immediately and recorded in the card. If the child is born in hospital, birth weight should be recorded by the hospital authorities. Birth Registration No. Fill in the number If the Birth Registration number of the child is not available, ask the family to register the child with the panchayat / local authorities and obtain a Birth Registration Number Institutional Identification and Date and details of referral Pregnancy Record Date of last menstrual period -Fill in the correct date as reported. In case of doubt, help the woman determine the date with the help of local calendar / events / festival Expected Date of Delivery No. of Pregnancies (includes miscarriages, abortions, still births) / Previous live births Last delivery conducted - Put a cross either in the Institution or Home box
Across Nine columns in this section depict Months of Pregnancy with pictures of pregnant women The first column corresponds with the first month of pregnancy, the second with the second month of pregnancy and so on. Down Six picture boxes depict services that a woman must seek during a pregnancy The columns alongside each picture are for recording the appropriate information. The worker should explain to the mother each picture box and column as she moves down the side
Antenatal Care Hb & Urine examination
Post Natal Care Initiate EBF Advise Family Planning Identify FRU Danger Signs If you or anyone in your family sees any of these danger signs, take the woman If you or anyone in your family sees any of these danger signs, take the woman Emergency
Post natal care of mother and child
The schedule in the card gives information about the immunization and the doses of the Vitamin A to be given to the child during the first three years Boxes in the chart indicate each type of vaccine, date to be given, date when it was given and the age. Pink row on top of each box is for filling the date when the child is expected to come for next immunization. White row on the bottom of each box is for filling the date when the child actually came for immunization It is important that child be given the vaccine at the right age at the right time. Full course should be completed for all the vaccination
Feeding, Playing, Talking with the child & Monitoring growth of the child by parents
Counterfoil – Side A Same information as on front cover
MCPC - Side B
Counterfoil – Side B Information on Pregnancy & vaccination
Feeding, playing and communicating with the children helps them grow and develop well
Continue family foods five times a day Help the child feed herself / himself Supervise feeding
WHO Growth Chart - For Girls An upward growth curve , showing adequate weight gain for the age of the child indicates that the child is growing and is healthy Two main reasons for not gaining,or losing weight : -Child has not been fed or cared properly and/ or -s/he has been sick A flat growth curve indicates child has not gained weight and requires attention by the AWW and the mother A downward growth curve indicates loss of weight and requires immediate attention by AWW and the family
WHO Growth Chart - For Boys Interpretation same as that for girls
Sixteen digit Identity Numbers to be allocated to the pregnant women and children
Digits (Nos) Item Description /Remarks 01-02 (2)
State Code As per Census codes 03-04 (2)
District Code As per Census codes 05-07 (3)
Block PHC/CHC Code As per Census codes given to Block HQ 08-09 (2)
Health Sub-Centre Code To be serially given by Block HQ . 10-10 (1)
Pregnant Woman – Code 1 Child – Code 2 11-12 (2)
Year Code Last 2 digits for the year is to be given, for example, for the year 2009, "09" will be entered and so on 13-16 (4) To be given serially to each mother/child from 1 st December, 2009 starting from 5000 From 1 st April each year, the codes will be given afresh starting from 0001.
Total: 16 digits
- Families / Program participants
- Anganwadi workers of ICDS
- Integrated Child Development Schemes
- Nurse midwife
- Supervisors of health and ICDS
This guide book is to be used as a reference book by these functionaries of health and ICDS to focus on under three.
The components are
- Safe Motherhood
- Care of the New born
- Child Growth and Development
- Immunisation and
- The Importance of the Mother Child Protection Card
Mother-Child Protection Card
The Mother and Child Protection Card (MCP Card) has been introduced through a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
The MCP card is a tool for informing and educating the mother and family on different aspects of maternal and child care and linking maternal and childcare into a continuum of care through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).
The card also captures some of key services delivered to the mother & baby during Antenatal, Intranatal & Post natal care for ensuring that the minimum package of services are delivered to the beneficiary.
MCP card has already been disseminated in the year 2010-11 for implementation by the States.
The MCP card helps in timely identification, referral and management of complications during pregnancy, child birth and post natal period. The card also serves as a tool for providing complete immunization to infants and children, early and exclusive breast feeding, complementary feeding and monitoring their growth.
The Government of India has standardized the health information a mother receives upon the birth of a child in the form of the Mother Child Protection Card. The benefits received from this card are greatly dependent upon the training of health-care providers, who must teach and reinforce its messages, and instruct mothers on how to use the card. In the current training, health workers receive a guide book to be used as a reference book by these functionaries of health and ICDS (Integrated Child Development Schemes) to focus on children under three.
The components are
- Safe Motherhood
- Care of the New born
- Child Growth and Development
- Immunization and
- The Importance of the Mother Child Protection Card
The current process of classroom trainings, however, will take several years for health workers to have learned the programme, and these trainings do not include a certification process to ensure the quality of knowledge a health worker has acquired.
This programme addresses the need to provide a monitored, consistent, and expedited health worker training process, including a certification program, for the Mother Child Protection Card. The CBT will accelerate the current pace of training to health workers by using over 1,000 computer literacy centres throughout Maharashtra. This will provide a better learning experience through interactive computer exercises, and, when necessary, give the option to complete an individual training module at a modified pace.
Using Education to Home (ETH), an already existent and functioning educational network, local health workers, regardless of their computer proficiency, will be accommodated and taught the contents of the guide book currently being used. However, the CBT will be quicker, monitored, more consistent, contain more interactive exercises, and will allow a vehicle for certification of health workers.
The ETH model, devised to reach every nook and corner of the country, is an innovative one. The delivery of quality, niche content, and practical classes at the Local Learning Centre (LLC) is simple, and has the greatest reach. Course materials are bundled in a user-friendly manner. Also, the bundling is such that even those who are novices in the Internet world shall be able to overcome the fear of technology. The simplicity of the ETH Educational Environment shall ensure that the digital divide is bridged.
To put this in a simple perspective, we have packages called the E-Cube, which is a troika of courses that seeks to make our mission, helping education reach homes at the click of a button or by meeting with the counsellor at our network of learning centres. Also, the flexibility of the nature of the education that we offer is the sure shot method of making education a total activity. It does not require various specifics, like in a usual educational institute where you have timetables, fixed exams dates etc, for you to study our courses.
The model is simple. ETHRL is seen as the mother station where various software services and solutions, which include quality content, are produced in a user-friendly manner. The appeal lies in it being palatable to a vast cross-section of people.
Upon the start of training, each health worker will have to log on to eth.net and register. They will be instructed throughout this process. Each health worker will get a login ID. With the help of this they can appear for any tests they have to, at a convenient time. There are no pressures to handle--therefore learning is unhindered. We aim at making the student a practical thinking one.
Health workers are free to choose the closest LLC to their location. To find out the nearest LLC, eth.net
has a list of centres closest to the user-specified location.
At this point in time ETHRL’s vehicle of taking the various courses to your doorstep is widely accepted as the most effective method. Also our course is far more affordable than many online education sites. Besides the ease of affordability, an average student requires to clock 50 hours to fare well in the exam. Also the immediacy of the formative course is another attraction – you appear for an online test and get your results immediately. For those in doubt, please refer to the views of our students who have benefited highly though they are from such stations in life where computer literacy is a distant dream. Basically, our thrust is to demystify the computer and make it what it is – a smart machine that saves the human intellect much needed time. This in turn, will expedite the training process of health workers, who will teach mothers, and therefore save the lives of children throughout Maharashtra.
Online and on-demand examination at the centre, which is local (near) to the end learner with the proper control and the security, is the major plus point of E-Cube.
ETH Service Provider
This actually deals with the partnership within Network i.e. the ESP offers it's content / course on E-Cube. ESP can offer education activities also. E-Cube provides a platform on which ESP can manage its service and educational activities.
The CBT programme provides a training where health workers will be trained quicker, in a more consistent manner because of the standardized nature of the computer modules, and with a process that can certify them upon successful completion of the course. The additional benefits are, if necessary, health workers can complete individual modules at their own pace, they can complete the course from their own home if possible, and they will be provided with training that is more interactive than the previous of sitting in lecture room with 40 other people. Health workers will be better trained, with a process that certifies their skills, more confident, and more motivated to do their job.
Programme Management and Implementation:
The state of Maharashtra, UNICEF, and HETV will work together with ETH, the health care providers, and those currently providing the training of the guidebook to forge the necessary partnerships for this programme.
Programme Monitoring and Evaluation:
The state of Maharashtra, UNICEF, HETV, health care providers and mothers will all take part in the monitoring and evaluation of this programme.
Learning and Dissemination:
To know more, travel through our site and find out what suits you best. Whatever information that you may deem necessary shall be found in the various links on your screen once you log on to www.eth.net