One in every 20 children die under the age of 5 in India, and Maternal Mortality Rate is nearly 13 times more than the average of High-Income Countries. In 2016, a two-fold difference in disease burden rate was present between Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh being the highest, and Kerala and Goa, the lowest. There is an urgent need to realign strategies to resolve inter-state variations. By leveraging human-centred technology, CKD is working to embed equity in quality healthcare services. We create innovative solutions for good health and well-being, which are compelling, cost-effective and cogent.

Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Building capacities of women entrepreneurs to reduce vaccine hesitancy

“Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy” Project, a CKD initiative supported by IndusInd Bank in collaboration with Pollinate Group, was conceptualized to build entrepreneurial skills among 150 women from Bangalore, Tumakuru, Chitradurga districts of Karnataka State for a 24–36month period to lead positive behaviour change to reduce vaccine hesitancy within their communities.
The project equipped 150 women as agents of change who sensitized 7,30,000+ people from informal settlement communities in urban and rural India to have improved access to COVID-19 vaccination and affordable health and hygiene products.

Win with Vaccines

Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Assam and Haryana

"Win with Vaccines" project, a CKD initiative in partnership with NATHEALTH was conceptualized to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence in five low-coverage districts across Assam and Haryana. The project motivated and built confidence amongst adult and adolescent populations eligible for second and booster doses. The resistant population in the districts of Baksa, Chirang, South Salmara and Udalguri in Assam, and Nuh in Haryana, were mobilised through an intensive Behaviour Change Communication campaign. The intervention led to a significant, positive, and intended impact.

Training of Health Professionals

Training 1200+ Health Professionals on COVID-19 Care and Management

The Morpho Foundation supported the program on Training 1200+ Health Professionals on COVID-19 Care and Management is a CKD initiative to train 4 cadres of health professionals- Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, and Community Health Workers, across 8 states. The project is implemented in collaboration with GE health care, the long-term goal of the project is to build a cadre of core trainers who can then sensitize, train and disburse knowledge around COVID-19 care and management to health professionals across the country. 

Project Utthan

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing - Improving Convergence of Programs in Uttar Pradesh

Project Utthan, implemented by Centre for Knowledge and Development (CKD) in partnership with the National Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh, is dedicated to improving adolescent health outcomes. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two stakeholders, underscoring their commitment and collaboration for the seamless execution of its initiatives and the realization of its goals. This convergence model is meticulously designed to be scalable, with the goal of expanding its reach across Uttar Pradesh. By leveraging components of adolescent health schemes, Project Utthan will showcase the potential of this unified approach in addressing the multifaceted health issues faced by adolescents.

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A 360 Degree Approach to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy

UDAAN, funded by Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) UK, supported a reduction in adolescent pregnancy and early marriage. It adopted a multi-sectoral approach, layering interventions beyond sexual health to change the way adolescent's programmes operate and fundamentally achieve results. The project innovated new techniques and demonstrated scalable strategies that improved adolescent sexual health.


Scaling up RMNCH+A Interventions

Vriddhi, a flagship programme of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supports scale-up of high impact Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) interventions to prevent child and maternal deaths. As a technical partner to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Vriddhi set up a programme management unit (PMU) to support the design and implementation of the National Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative, along with a National RMNCH+A Unit (NRU) to coordinate supervision of various initiatives. It also supports First Referral Units (FRU), the rollout of Family Planning Logistics Management Information Systems (FPLMIS), and Public Financial Management (PFM). Vriddhi partners with 6 state governments to catalyze change, innovate solutions, build collaborative partnerships, and contribute to policy.

Health of Youth and Adolescents

Strengthening Participation in National Adolescent Health Programme

Supported by Dasra, the programme provides techno-managerial support to Dasra Adolescent Collective (DAC), partners to deepen their engagement with National Health Mission, Jharkhand. It helps strengthen platforms such as Adolescent Health Days (AHDs), monitoring implementation, prototyping solutions, and developing guidelines streamlining the AHDs. This will ensure broader coverage and reach among the target population. The project is currently demonstrating pilot interventions.

Norway India Partnership Initiative

Testing innovative solutions for New-born Care

Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) tests innovative solutions in maternal and new-born care to reduce preventable deaths and child mortality rates in India. The program introduced various interventions such as Sick New Born Care Units and a program of Home-Based New-born Care. In its third phase, NIPI works in Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir and Odisha.

The RANI Project

Reduction in Anaemia through Normative Innovations

In partnership with George Washington University, the RANI Project, funded by BMGF, promoted changes in social norms, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours of women of reproductive age and pregnant women in Odisha that increased IFA supplement consumption and reduction in anaemia.


Healthcare Blended Finance Facility

Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare (SAMRIDH) supports India's response to COVID-19 and other emerging healthcare needs for the most vulnerable. Supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) in technical collaboration with the National Health Authority (NHA). SAMRIDH aims to mobilize a capital pool of $100+ million from the private sector and bilateral organisations.