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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 4712-4716

Evaluation of village health sanitation and nutrition committee in Himachal Pradesh, India


Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Tarundeep Singh
Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_736_20

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Introduction: Decentralization through introduction of Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees (VHSNCs) was a key initiative introduced in 2007 under the National Health Mission (NHM), India to address local health and sanitation issues. This study was done to assess the functioning of the VHSNCs. Aims and Objectives: 1. To assess the level of awareness among the VHSNC members about their roles and responsibilities 2. To assess the level of awareness among the community members about the committee and its functions. 3. To assess the pattern of disbursement and utilization of untied funds under VHSNCs. Methodology: A cross-sectional study of 30 VHSNCs conducted in district Kangra of state Himachal Pradesh. Information was collected through a review of records and in-depth interviews with community and VHSNC members. Results: All committee members knew about VHSNCs but the level of awareness among community members was comparatively less (67%). Some members were confused about their roles and responsibilities. Most active members were the FHWs, AWWs, ASHAs, Mahila mandal representatives, and the female ward panch. A major chunk (65%) of the funds is utilized on the cleanliness activities. For the nutritional part, the majority of the work is already being undertaken by the AWCs so there is no clarity regarding the functioning of the committee on this aspect.


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