Research

SHARE INDIA, a society not for profit registered under A.P. Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 Fasli, vide registration No.306 of 1986, on 6th February, 1986. The society is recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization – SIRO, by Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India. The society is totally devoted to research, is an organization funded by non-profitable trust sponsored by non-resident Indians from America, is located in the campus of MIMS at Ghanpur Village. Medchal Mandal, R.R.District. The research work commenced in 1992 with initiation of Rural Effective Affordable Comprehensive Health (REACH)


Core Values that guide SHARE India are -

Respect for the dignity of the people we serve
Innovation through research using technologic, social and cultural tools
Skills through continuous improvement in knowledge by networking and collaboration
Empathy understanding the needs of, and compassion for the suffering of the people we serve

Research Projects
Rural Effective Affordable and Comprehensive Health Care (REACH):
The REACH project has developed a dynamic model of primary health care for 40 villages of the Medchal Mandal, Telangana. The focus of its activities has been prenatal care of pregnant women, immunization of infants and family planning interventions. REACH believes that by using a comprehensive mapping and tracking mechanisms of individuals and households, targeted service delivery is possible. This is supported by a beneficiary / household level tracking mechanism innovatively used with a GIS interface in Medchal Mandal, Telangana. This database currently covers 8,431 households in 40 villages, comprising 45952 individuals. REACH’s intervention has been able to attain 97.49% (2011) immunization coverage along with a reduction in infant mortality and maternal mortality rates in the region. SHARE is currently supporting the replication of this model in Moinabad, Telangana and Rajasthan.
Longitudinal Indian Family hEalth Study (LIFE):
The LIFE study examines socio-economic and environmental influences on children’s health and development in India. It aims to understand the link between the environmental conditions in which Indian women conceive, go through their pregnancy and give birth, as well as their physical and mental health during this period. By linking environmental factors to health outcome measures, the LIFE Study has the potential to pinpoint the root causes of many conditions that are excessively prevalent in India, including low birth weight, pre-term birth, other pregnancy outcomes and diseases or development disorders of early childhood. This study is being conducted in 40 villages in Medchal mandal and till date 1200 fertile married women in the age group 15 to 35 years have been enrolled in this study.
Mobility and Independent Living in Elders Study (MILES):
The MILES study is in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh and it examines the incidence of risk factors for disability and age related diseases in the population of older adults of age 60 years and above. The study is designed to enrol 250 men and 250 women aged 60 years and over in 10 randomly selected villages in Medchal Mandal to get full baseline data on various parameters. The participants will then be followed annually for a period of five years for evaluation of mobility impairment and mortality. Pre-test has been carried out in two villages for the study instruments and developing logistics of the survey operation. Recruitment of participants will commence by end of January 2012. The study is approved by ICMR as International Collaborative Research Project.
Fogarty International Research Training Grant:
Lo The Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh has been awarded a grant of about a million dollar from Fogarty International Center for providing training on research methodology to the faculty of MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences for a period of 5 years. The first training course on “Introduction to Chronic Disease Research Methods” is proposed to be conducted in Hyderabad in March 2012. Dr. Clare Bunker of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh has been designated as the coordinator of the training program.
Public Health Management Institute (PHMI):
PHMI focuses on capacity development and strengthening of public health systems and professionals. It provides technical assistance to National AIDS Control Organization and various State AIDS Control Societies in undertaking evidence based planning as well as trainings of various cadres of their teams. PHMI was involved in the development of National Level Training Modules for District AIDS Prevention and Control Units (DAPCUs) and also trained 189 DAPCUs across 22 states. Post this national level training, PHMI is providing mentorship to these DAPCUs through feedback on their reporting, tele-cons and field visits. A fellow ship program titled “Public Health Field Leadership Fellowship” was conducted to enhance skills and capacities of public health professionals in government, private and non-governmental agencies. It drew participation from medical, health and other social science experts. This fellowship was evaluated by Indian Institute of Public Health Hyderabad. PHMI has conducted various training programs for personnel working in National HIV program on Program Management, Data for decision making, Data Management, Basic analysis skills using MS Excel and Epi-Info, GIS tools using Epi-Info, Arc GIS, etc.
Strengthening Nursing Expertise on HIV / AIDS (SNEH):
SNEH aims at strengthening health systems through a holistic institutional capacity developmental approach. It works with nursing councils, associations and institutions responsible for strengthening and supporting pre-service and in-service training of nurses involved in HIV/AIDS care and support. It seeks to build and sustain their overall institutional capacity, in areas such as: accreditation, policy review and development, continuing education, curriculum development, and nursing human resource information systems. SHARE – India is a consortium partner in this project with Family Health International (FHI), Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) and Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) in close collaboration and support of the National AIDS Control Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).