How we work

NIPI works closely with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India through partnerships with State Health Societies of focus states, Health Resource Centres, medical colleges at national and state level and other capacity building institutions.


NIPI promotes an equity-based gender sensitive approach by:

  • Formulating strategies in consultation with MOHFW, Government of India for addressing gender and equality issues in health policies, programs and research, including the areas of Maternal, Newborn, and Child health
  • Collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data, conduct research on the factors underlying gender disparities, and use the results to inform policies and programmes
  • Focusing on Aspirational Districts of some of the backward states of India with highest percentage of marginalized populations living in the remote and underserved areas
  • Ensuring women's empowerment by capacity-building for women, creation of opportunities for women to participate in formulation of key program strategies and decision-making

Impact so far

Scaling up innovations NIPI’s work over 10 years of designing, pilot testing and demonstration of innovations, has created a mechanism for innovation testing and scale-up.
10 out of 11 innovations of NIPI were scaled up by Government of India

Support to State Health Societies for strengthening various health programs of National Health Mission like:

  • Home Based New-Born Care (HBNC)
  • Special New Born Care Units (SNCUs) and SNCU online system
  • Family Participatory Care for newborns
  • Pre-service Nursing Education
  • Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and pediatric care services
  • Capacity building through Dakshata

Collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Development of over 25 policy documents, guidelines, and training manuals; Covered more than 700,000 newborn & infants and over 5,000 mothers; trained over 40,000 health functionaries

Sustainable mechanism of innovations For every Norwegian Kroner (NOK) invested by NIPI, the Government of India invested NOK 19.50 from the state health funds for NIPI innovations