The National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 in Maharashtra, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)/ Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, (MoHFW, GOI).
The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. Three rounds of the survey have been conducted since the first survey in 1992-93. The survey provides state and national information for India on fertility, infant and child mortality, the practice of family planning, maternal and child health, reproductive health, nutrition, anaemia, utilization and quality of health and family planning services. Each successive round of the NFHS has had two specific goals: a) to provide essential data on health and family welfare needed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and other agencies for policy and programme purposes, and b) to provide information on important emerging health and family welfare issues.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, (MoHFW, GOI) has appointed IIPS as a nodal implementing agency to conduct the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 in 29 States and 7 Union Territories (UTs) and also provide estimates of most indicators at the district level for all 707 districts in the country as of the 2011 Census. MoHFW, GOI has appointed 3 committees i) Steering Committee, ii) Technical Advisory Committee and iii) Administrative and Financial Management Committee to oversee the implementation of the NFHS-5 project.
Accordingly, TRIOs has been selected for conducting survey work of NFHS-5 in the State/group of State/UTs of MAHARASHTRA EAST (Phase-I) consisting of 18 districts. The expected number of sample households in the State/group of State/UTs to be covered for the individual interviews would be 15,120 households plus 10 percent of over sampling so as to take into account non-response. TRIOs has initiated field work by engaging around 100 investigators and field supervisors for mapping and listing. Thereafter about 195 field and research staff would involve in data collection and supervision and quality assurance of the survey.