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  1. Chandrashekar S, Saha S, Varghese B, Mohan L, Shetty G, Porwal A, Hazra A, Mondal S, Das R. Cost and cost-effectiveness of health behavior change interventions implemented with self-help groups in Bihar, India. PloS one. 2019 Mar 28;14(3):e0213723.
  2. Charan J, Chaudhari M., Saxena D., Bhardwaj P., Dwivedi P., Ambwan S. Patients Opinion on the use of Generics and Factors Associated with it: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of young pharmacists. 2019; 11(2): 172-176
  3. Cross S, Gon G, Morrison E, Afsana K, Ali SM, Manjang T, Manneh L, Rahman A, Saxena D, Vora K, Graham WJ. An invisible workforce: the neglected role of cleaners in patient safety on maternity units. Global Health Action. 2019 Jan 1;12(1):1480085.
  4. Dutta P, Pingle S, Yadav P, Mavalankar D, Limaye V, Knowlton K, Jaiswal A. Promoting Clean Air Campaign in Indian Cities: Learning from AIR Plan and Future Plans. Southasiadisasters.net. 2019; April 182: P. 5&6
  5. Patel K, Saxena D. Self-reported selected zoonotic diseases among animal handlers in Urban Ahmedabad, India. Veterinary World. 2019; 12(1):176.
  6. Salazar M, Vora K, Annerstedt KS, De Costa A. Caesarean sections in the in the context of the Chiranjeevi Yojana public private partnership program to promote institutional birth in Gujarat, India; does the embedded disincentive for caesarean section work?. International journal for equity in health. 2019 Dec;18(1):17.
  7. Saxena D, Sapra D, Dixit A, Chipde S, Agarwal S. Effects of fluid absorption following percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Changes in blood cell indices and electrolytes. Urol Ann. 2019 Apr 8;11:163-7.
  8. Varghese B, Copas A, Kumari S, Bandyopadhyay S, Sharma J, Saha S, Yadav V, Kumar S. Does the safe childbirth checklist (SCC) program save newborn lives? Evidence from a realistic quasi-experimental study, Rajasthan, India. Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology. 2019 Dec 1;5(1):3.
  9. Yasobant S, Mohanty S. Physiotherapists as Public Health Promoters: Will it be Mirage or Legitimacy in India? Journal of the Association of Physicians of India. 2019; 67: 92.


  1. Awasthi A, and Global Burden of Disease Cancer. Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2016 A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA Oncol. Published online June 02, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2706
  2. Awasthi A, and Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015. The Lancet. Lancet 2018; 391: 1799–829 Published Online April 17, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(18)30698-6
  3. Awasthi A, and Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Trends in future health financing and coverage: future health spending and universal health coverage in 188 countries, 2016–40. The Lancet. Lancet 2018; 391: 1783–98 Published Online April 17, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(18)30697-4
  4. Awasthi A, and GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality collaborators. Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet. Published Online May 23, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(18)30994-2
  5. Baba R.S, Sharma R. Transgender Health and Healthcare in India: A Review. Journal of Health Systems. 2018 Jun 30;3(1):4-8
  6. Falkenberg T, Saxena D. Impact of wastewater-irrigated urban agriculture on diarrhea incidence in Ahmedabad, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine: Official Publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine. 2018 Apr;43(2):102-106.
  7. Falkenberg T, Saxena D, Kistemann T. Impact of wastewater-irrigation on in-household water contamination. A cohort study among urban farmers in Ahmedabad, India. Science of The Total Environment. 2018 Oct 15;639:988-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.117
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971831756X , doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.117
  8. Geldsetzer P , Goehler J M , Theilmann M , Davies J , Awasthi A , Vollmer S , Jaacks L , Bärnighausen T , Atun R. Diabetes and hypertension in India: A nationally representative study of 1.3 million adults. JAMA Internal Medicine, Published online January 29, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.8094
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2670035?resultClick=1&redirect=true – only abstract available
  9. Hess J J, LM S, Knowlton K, Saha S, Dutta P, Ganguly P, Tiwari A, Jaiswal A, Sheffield P, Sarkar J, Bhan S C. Building Resilience to Climate Change: Pilot Evaluation of the Impact of India’s First Heat Action Plan on All-Cause Mortality. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2018 Nov 1; 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7973519
  10. Iyer V, Sharma A, Cottagiri SA, Mahapatra S, Purohit HR, Vegad M, Shah P, Shah B, Solanki B, Soni S. A Retrospective Audit of Widal Testing For Enteric Fever in the City Of Ahmedabad. Eastern Journal of Medical Sciences. 2018 Jul 17;3(2):14-20.
  11. Joshi D, Awasthi A, Saxena A, Saxena D, Mavalankar D. Community and facility-based tuberculosis control: Programmatic comparison and experience from Nepal. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2018 Aug 15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.08.006
  12. Kapadiya D J, Dave P V, Vadera B, Patel P G, Chawla S, Saxena D. Assessment of tuberculosis prevalence in newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults attending care and treatment center in Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2018 September;43:185-9. DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_291_17
  13. Kansara K, Saxena D, Puwar T, Yasobant S, Trivedi P, Savaliya S, et al. Convergence and outreach for successful implementation of Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 2018 Dec;43(5) : S18-22. Doi:10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_226_18
  14. Limaye V, Knowlton K, Sarkar S, Ganguly P, Pingle S, Dutta P, Tiwari A, Solanki B, Shah C, Raval G, Kakkad K. Development of Ahmedabad’s Air Information and Response (AIR) Plan to Protect Public Health. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2018 Jul;15 (7):1460.
  15. Madhur S.K, Saha S. Protecting the economic health of the poor in India: Does a health mutual provide an answer?. Development Policy Review. 2018 June, doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12388
  16. Pingle S. Occupational health current scenario in India, Industrial Safety Chronicle, 2018 July-Sept; 49 (2): 31-35
  17. Parabhoi L, Sahu R R, Bhoi N. Usefulness of citation or Bibliographic management software: A case study of LIS Professional in India, International Journal of Information Movement, 2018;2(11) 56-61,
  18. Patel P, Puwar T, Shah N, Saxena D, Trivedi P, Patel K, et al. Improving adolescent health: Learnings from an interventional study in Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 2018 Dec; 43 (5) S12-17. Doi: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_286_18
  19. Patwardhan V, Kotwani P, Tiwari P, Saha S .Addressing Malnutrition among Children – An Assessment of Dastak Abhiyan in Madhya Pradesh. Journal of Comprehensive Health .2018 ;6(1) 37-41
  20. Puwar T, Saxena D, Yasobant S, Savaliya S. Noncommunicable diseases among school-going adolescents: A case study on prevalence of risk factors from Sabarkantha District of Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2018 Dec; 43 (5): S33-37. DOI:10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_117_18
  21. Puwar T, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Are school-going adolescents mentally healthy? Case study from Sabarkantha, Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 2018 Dec; 43 (5): S23-27. Doi: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_56_18
  22. Powell-Jackson T, Purohit B, Saxena D, Golechha M, Fabbri C, Ganguly PS, Hanson K. Measuring management practices in India’s district public health bureaucracy. Social Science & Medicine. 2019 Jan 1;220:292-300
  23. Raval A, Dutta P, Tiwari A, Ganguly P. S., Sathish L. M., Mavalankar D, Hess J. Effects of occupational heat exposure on traffic police workers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2018 Sep 1; 22(3):144.
    DOI: 10.4103/ijoem.IJOEM_125_18
  24. Rogers S, Rao DSK, Satish P, Saha S. Integrated Health and Microfinance in India: State of Practice Report — Volume III. Washington, DC: RESULTS Educational Fund. 2018
  25. Saha S, Panda R, Gaurav K. Public-private partnership in health care of India: A review of governance and stewardship” Journal of comprehensive Health, 2018;6(1) 2-8
  26. Saha S and Chandrashekar S. 2018. Union Budget 2018: Where’s the money to pay for National Health Protection Scheme? Answer lies in the details. Express Healthcare, Vol. 12, No. 4, April 2018
  27. Saxena D, Puwar T, Fancy M J, Trivedi P, Savaliya S. Reveling Adolescent Health Day: Field experience from Rural Gujarat, India. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research. 2017; 7: 355-358
  28. Saxena D, Trivedi P, Singhal D. Post-surgical mental morbidity of breast cancer survivors in India: reflection from urban Gujarat, MedCrave Online Journal of Women’s Health. 2018 Dec; 7(6): 189-192.
  29. Sharma B, Hildingsson I, Christensson K. The association of teaching-learning methods and self-confidence of nurse-midwives. A survey from one province in India. Women and Birth. 2018 Aug 8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.07.015
  30. Sharma B, Hildingsson I, Johansson E, Christensson K. Self-assessed confidence of students on selected midwifery skills: Comparing diploma and bachelors programmes in one province of India. Midwifery. 2018 Dec 1;67:12-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.08.015
  31. Trivedi P, Saxena D, Puwar T, Savaliya S, Ganguly P. A cohort study on risk factors for preterm births in rural Gujarat. Indian Journal of Public Health. 2018 Apr 1;62(2):111-116
  32. Vora K S, Saiyed S L, Mavalankar D V. Quality of free delivery care among poor mothers in Gujarat, India: A community-based study. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2018 September; 43:224-8. Doi: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_51_18
  33. Vora K S, Saiyed S L, Yasobant S, Shah S V, Mavalankar D V. Journey to death: Are health systems failing mothers?. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 2018 September;43:233-8.Doi: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_57_18
  34. Waghela K, Shah N and Saha S. Morbidity pattern and health seeking behavior in urban slums of Durg and Bhilai city of Chhattisgarh. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2018 September;43:229-32.
  35. Waghela K, Shah N N, Saha S. Morbidity pattern and role of community health workers in urban slums of durg and Bhilai City of Chhattisgarh. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2018; 43:229-32.
  36. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Falkenberg T. Convergence model for effectual prevention and control of zoonotic diseases: a health system study on ‘One Health’ approach in Ahmedabad, India. Health Research Policy and Systems, 2018 Dec; 16:124
  37. Yasobant S, Mohanty S. Musculoskeletal disorders as a public health concern in India: A call for action. Physiotherapy-The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists. 2018 Jan 1;12(1):46, DOI: 10.4103/PJIAP.PJIAP_41_17


  1. Abajobir A. A., Abate K. H., Abbafati C., Abbas K. M., Abd-Allah F., Abdulle, A. M., Awasthi A. et al. “Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016”. The Lancet, 390. 10100,(2017): 1423-1459. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32336-X/references
  2. Awasthi A. and GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators. “Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016”. Lancet, 390. 10100,(2017): 1345-1422. Financial Implication of Hospitalization and Willingness
  3. Awasthi A. GBD 2016 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. “Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016”. Lancet, 390. 10100 (2017): 1260-1344. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32130-X/abstract
  4. Awasthi A. and GBD 2016 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. “Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016”. Lancet, 390. 10100 (2017): 1211-1259. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32154-2/fulltext
  5. Azhar G, Saha S, Ganguly P, Mavalankar D, Madrigano J. Heat wave vulnerability mapping for India. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2017 Mar 30;14(4):357. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5409558/pdf/ijerph-14-00357.pdf
  6. Bäck L., Sharma, B., Karlström A., Tunon K. and Hildingsson I. “Professional confidence among Swedish final year midwifery students–a cross-sectional study”. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. 14 (2017): 69-78. org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.10.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877575617301611
  7. Chandrashekar S, Saha S, Varghese B, Mohan L, Shetty G, Porwal A, Hazra A, Saha J, Kande N, Atmavilas Y. Costs and cost-effectiveness of health interventions implemented through self-help groups in India. International Health Economics Congress. July 7-11, (2017)
  8. Ganguly B., Nakkeeran N., Ganguly P.S. Informed consent process: a challenging issue of health research in India. International Journal of Current Advanced Research, Vol. 6.11,(2017): 7712-7716 http://www.journalijcar.org/issues/informed-consent-process-challenging-issue-health-research-india
  9. Gupta, M., Marsden, S., Oluka, T., Sharma, R. and Lucas, H. “Lessons Learned from Implementing E-Learning for the Education of Health Professionals in Resource-Constrained Countries”. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 15.2 (2017): 144-155. http://ejel.org/volume15/issue2/p144
  10. Iyer, V., Sidney K., Mehta R., Mavalankar D., and De Costa A. “Characteristics of private partners in Chiranjeevi Yojana, a public-private-partnership to promote institutional births in Gujarat, India–Lessons for universal health coverage.” PloS one 12, no. 10 (2017): e0185739. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185739
  11. Mavalankar, D., Iyer, V. & GBD 2016. “Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the states of India, 1990–2016 in the Global Burden of Disease Study”. The Lancet, 390.10111,(2017): 2437-2460 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32804-0/fulltext#
  12. Mirza N.Y., Ganguly B., Ganguly P.S. “Practice of household storage and disposal of medicines by general people in Gujarat-an important issue on environmental awareness and health”. International Journal of Current Advanced Research, Vol. 6.11,(2017): 7681-84 http://www.journalijcar.org/sites/default/files/issue-files/4814-A-2017.pdf
  13. Panchal Sweta R., Kosambiya J K, Saxena Deepak B, Patel Bharat H, Mhaskar Rahul, Kumar Ambuj. “Violence & Vulnerability: A Cross Sectional Study of Prevalence and Factors Associated with Sex-work Related Violence among Female Sex Workers.” National Journal of Community Medicine 8.3 (2017): 143-147.  http://www.njcmindia.org/home/article/3/8/2017/March/7
  14. Purohit B, and Vasava P. “Role stress among auxiliary nurses midwives in Gujarat, India.” BMC Health Serv Res 17.1(2017): 69.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28114989
  15. Saha S. and Beena V. “Cost-effectiveness of the Yashoda Programme: A Facility-based Mother and Newborn Support Intervention in India.” Journal of Health Management 19.2 (2017):1-9. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0972063417699688 (abstract only)
  16. Saha S. “Expanding health coverage in India: role of microfinance-based self-help groups” Global Health Action, 10:1 (2017).  DOI : 10.1080/16549716.2017.1321272 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1321272
  17. Saxena D., Yasobant S., and Mahaveer G. “Situational Analysis of Sickle Cell Disease in Gujarat, India.” Indian Journal of Community Medicine 42.4 (2017): 218-221. DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_284_16 http://www.ijcm.org.in/backissues.asp
  18. Solanki J., Patel R., Jagani D. C., Raval D., Yasobant S., Saxena D. “Tricresyl Phosphate (TCP) Induced Polyneuropathy: Case Series from Dehgam, Gujarat, India.” Austin Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology. 2017. http://austinpublishinggroup.com/march-2017/published-articles-3.php
  19. Trivedi P., Saxena D., Puwar T., Ganguly P., and Raval, Devang. “Poor oral health as a predictor for preterm births: Do we need to revisit antenatal care guidelines for reducing preterm births? Reflections from rural Gujarat.” International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, Vol. 6. 9 (2017). DOI: 10.5455/ijmsph.2017.006174030720171 http://www.ejmanager.com/fulltextpdf.php?mno=267719
  20. Trivedi M, Raman A. V. “Mainstreaming Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Insurance in India: Opportunities and Challenges.” Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 12.1 (2017). http://achsm.org.au/Public/Public/Resources/Journal/Journal_Home.aspx
  21. Yasobant S., Vora K., Saxena D. “Building resilient and responsive health systems for geriatric care in India” Healthcare in Low-resource Settings 5.1 (2017): 12-13 http://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/hls/article/view/5932/6619
  22. Gupta I, Chowdhury S, Trivedi M, Prinja S. “Do health coverage schemes ensure financial protection from hospitalization expenses? Evidence from eight districts in India.” Journal of Social and Economic Development. 19.1(2017): 83-93 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40847-017-0040-4
  23. Montogomery J., Ganguly P., Carlson B.F., Srivastwa N., Boulton M.L. “An evaluation of immunization services, using the Reaching Every District criteria, in two districts of Gujarat, India. Accepted in Global Health Research & Policy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5803910/pdf/41256_2018_Article_60.pdf
  24. Parabhoi L., Sahu Ramani R., Kumari N., Scholarly Research Trend of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Nauni During the Year 2006-2015: A Bibliometric Analysis. International Journal of Library and Information Studies Vol.7(4) Oct-Dec, 2017 http://ijlis.org/img/2017_Vol_7_Issue_4/421-430.pdf
  25. Parabhoi L., Meher P. K., Sahu Ramani R., Use of Social Networking Sites Facebook, Google Plus, Linked in, and Twitter among user of State Library, Odisha: An Exploratory Study at Indian Journal of Library and Information Science,  Vol. 11,( 2) May-August 2017.http://rfppl.co.in/view_abstract.php?jid=8&art_id=5276


  1. Altman R, Sidney K, De Costa A, Vora K, Salazar M.(IIPHG). Is institutional delivery protective against neonatal mortality among poor or tribal women? A chort study from Gujarat, India. Matern Child Health J. 2016: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28035634
  2. Anjali Borhade,Subhojit Dey,Anita Tripathi, Dileep Mavalankar, Premila Webster; Migration and health: a review of policies and initiatives in low and middle income countries. Lancet Volume 388, Special Issue, S26, November 2016 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673616322620 (Abstract only)
  3. Batham C, Yasobant S. (2016). A risk assessment study on work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists in Bhopal, India. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 27(3): 236-41. http://www.ijdr.in/temp/IndianJDentRes273236-3768298_102802.pdf
  1. Bogg L, Diwan V, Vora KS, DeCosta A.(IIPHG). Impact of alternative maternal demand-side financial support programs in India on the caesarean section rates: Indications of supplier-induced demand. Matern Child Health J. 2016; 20(1): 11-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26259956
  2. Charan J, Saxena D, Goyal JP, Yasobant S. (2016) Efficacy and safety of Carica papaya leaf extract in the dengue: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research, 6: 249-254. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5108100/
  1. Cross S, Afsana K, Banu M, Mavalankar DV, Morrison E, Rahman A, Roy T, Saxena D, Vora K, Graham WJ.(IIPHG). Hygiene on maternity units: Lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India. Glob Health Action. 2016; 9: 32541. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27964775
  2. Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, Injury Incidence Prevalence Collaborators, Authors from PHFI:, Dandona L, Dandona R, Kumar GA, Prabhakaran D, Jeemon P, Dhillon PK, Zodpey SP, Ganguly PS, Iyer V. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016; 388(10053): 1545-1602. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27733282
  3. Golechha M. Health Promotion Methods for Smoking Prevention and Cessation: A Comprehensive Review of Effectiveness and the Way Forward. International Journal of Preventive Medicine 2016, 7:7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755211/
  1. Graham WJ, Morrison E, Dancer S, Afsana K, Aulakh A, Campbell OM, Cross S, Ellis R, Enkubahiri S, Fekad B, Gon G, Idoko P, Moore J, Saxena DB, Velleman Y, Woodd S.(IIPHG). What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries? Glob Health Action. 2016; 9: 33381. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5027331/
  1. Gupta I, Chowdhury S, Prinja S, Trivedi M.(IIPHG). Out-of-pocket spending on out-patient care in India: Assessment and options based on results from a district level survey. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11): e0166775. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27861559
  2. Iyer V, Sidney K, Mehta R, Mavalankar DV.(IIPHG). Availability and provision of emergency obstetric care under a public– private partnership in three districts of Gujarat, India: lessons for Universal Health Coverage. BMJ Global Health. 2016; 1(1): e000019. http://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/1/1/e000019.full.pdf
  3. Jha P, Christensson K, Svanberg AS, Larsson M, Sharma B, Johansson E.(IIPHG). Cashless childbirth, but at a cost: A grounded theory study on quality of intrapartum care in public health facilities in India. Midwifery. 2016; 39: 78-86. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27321724
  4. Kumar P, Saxena DB.(IIPHG). Pandemic of publications and predatory journals: Another nail in the coffin of academics. Indian J Community Med. 2016; 41(3): 169-71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27385867
  5. Mattebo M, Sharma B, Dahlkvist E, Molinder E, & Erlandsson, K. Perceptions of the role of the man in family planning, during pregnancy and childbirth: A qualitative study with fifteen Nepali men. Journal of Asian Midwives. 2016; 3(1):31–45. http://ecommons.aku.edu/jam/vol3/iss1/5/
  6. Mavalankar DV.(IIPHG). Doctors for Tribal Areas: Issues and Solutions. Indian J Community Med. 2016; 41(3): 172-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27385868
  1. Menon KCS, Ferguson EL, Thomson CD, Gray AR, Zodpey S, Saraf A, Das PK, Skeaff SA. Implications of maternal anemia at different stages of gestation on infant outcomes. Nutrition, 2016; 31; 32(1):61-65. http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(15)00326-3/abstract
  1. Mehta NV, Trivedi M, Maldonado LE, Saxena DB, Humphries DL.(IIPHG). Diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy among rural women in Gujarat, India. Rural Remote Health. 2016; 16(1): 3629. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26976745
  1. Purohit B, Maneskar A, Saxena DB.(IIPHG). Developing a tool to assess motivation among health service providers working with public health system in India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 15. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27080388
  1. Purohit B, Martineau T.(IIPHG). Is the Annual Confidential Report system effective? A study of the government appraisal system in Gujarat, India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 33. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27255714
  2. Purohit B, Martineau T.(IIPHG). Initial posting-A critical stage in the employment cycle: Lessons from the experience of government doctors in Gujarat, India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27400706 
  3. Purohit B, Martineau T.(IIPHG). Issues and challenges in recruitment for government doctors in Gujarat, India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 43. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27431766
  4. Purohit B, Martineau T, Sheikh K.(PHFI, IIPHG). Opening the black box of transfer systems in public sector health services in a Western state in India. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16(1): 419. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27550219
  5. Poonam K Trivedi, Deepak Saxena, Tapasvi Puwar, Sandul Yasobant, Shital Savaliya, Manish Fancy. Assessment of Nutritional Status of Adolescents: Field Experience from Rural Gujarat, India. National Journal of Community Medicine. (2016); 12 (7): 926-930. http://www.njcmindia.org/home/article/12/7/2016/December
  6. Ritu Rana , Deepak B. Saxena, Facility Based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in India : Do we have enough capacity? : Healthline Journal Volume 7 Issue 1 (January-June 2016) http://iapsmgc.org/issues_pdf/13.pdf
  7. Saha S. The role of microfinance-based self-help groups in improving health behaviours and outcomes of the poor in India. PhD Thesis. The University of Melbourne. 2016 https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/122777
  8. Saha S.(IIPHG). Microfinance-based self-help groups: Outcomes from rural India. BMJ Outcome. 2016: 1-3.


  1. Saha S, Varghese B.(PHFI, IIPHG). Cost-effectiveness of the Yashoda program: A Facility-based mother and newborn support intervention in India. Journal of Health Management. 2016; 19(2): [Epub ahead of print]. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0972063417699688
  2. Salazar M, Vora KS, De Costa A.(IIPHG). The dominance of the private sector in the provision of emergency obstetric care: Studies from Gujarat, India. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16(1): 225. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27387920
  3. Salazar M, Vora KS, De Costa A.(IIPHG). Bypassing health facilities for childbirth: A multilevel study in three districts of Gujarat, India. Glob Health Action. 2016; 9(1): 32178. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27545454
  4. Saravanan V, Ayessa Idenal M, Saiyed S, Saxena DB, Gerke S.(IIPHG). Urbanization and human health in urban India: institutional analysis of water-borne diseases in Ahmedabad. Health Policy Plan. 2016: [Epub ahead of print]. http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/28/heapol.czw039.abstract
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  6. Tapasvi Puwar , Deepak Saxena ; Use of IAP BMI Standards for Measuring Nutritional Status of Adolescents in India; Natl J Community Med. 2016; 7(6): 545-545 http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/159/159-1468996692.pdf
  7. Trivedi M, Gaurav K, Saxena DB.(PHFI, IIPHG). Diabetic care through public–private partnership in rural set-up: A case study of primary health centre, Valam, Mehsana. J Health Manag. 2016; 16(1): 3629. http://jhm.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/05/12/0972063416637755.abstract
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  9. Trivedi, Mayur & A Venkat Raman , Financial Implication of Hospitalization and Willingness to Join Health Insurance Programme Among People living with HIV in India. Amity Journal of Healthcare Management 1(1), (21–32) http://amity.edu/UserFiles/admaa/96Paper%202.pdf
  10. Trivedi P, Soni M, Saxena D. Mental health of females after mastectomy: a qualitative case study, Gujarat, India. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2016;5:2244-2248 http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/67/67-1459937442.pdf
  11. Vangani, Ruchi, Deepak Saxena, Nicolas Gerber, Dileep Mavalankar and Joachim von Braun Impact of different irrigation systems on water quality in peri-urban areas of Gujarat, India: ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 219 / 2016 http://ageconsearch.tind.io//bitstream/243145/2/ZEF%20DP%20219.pdf
  12. Vora KS, Annerstedt KS, Mavalankar DV, Dholakia NB, Yasobant S, Saiyed S, Upadhyay A, De Costa A. (2016) Community Based Survey Methodology for Maternal Healthcare Utilization: Gujarat, India. Health, 8: 1542-1553. http://file.scirp.org/pdf/Health_2016111717083402.pdf
  13. Yasobant S, Saxena DB, Trivedi M, Gaurav K, Patel S, Patel M.(IIPHG, PHFI). Advocacy for a responsive health system to control diabetes: Learning from western Indian state Gujarat, India. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(11) http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=224466
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  3. Mayur Trivedi, Gaurav Kumar. “Assessment of knowledge and practices of selected reproductive health issue in slums of Ahmedabad”. International Journal of Current Research. 7 (1), pp.122 43-12248. January 2015 http://www.journalcra.com/sites/default/files/7527.pdf
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  10. Jaykaran Charan, Deepak Saxena:  Prevalence and trends of publication of negative studies in prominent Indian medical journals Int J Innovat Med Edu Res. Year: 2015, Volume: 2, Issue: http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/138/138-1430667551.pdf
  11. Naveenkumar G Havale, Mohua Moitra, Deepak Saxena. A study of sociodemographic profile of patients undergoing cataract surgery in New Civil Hospital, Surat.  Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(5) http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/67/67-1437316065.pdf
  12. Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib, Anuraj Shankar, Richard Kirubakaran, Kingsley Agho, Padam Simkhada, Shilpa Gaidhane, Deepak Saxena, Unnikrishnan B, Dilip Gode, Abhay Gaidhane, Syed Quazi Zahiruddin ; Effect of Ghrelin on Mortality and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Experimental Rat and Mice Models of Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis : PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126697. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0126697 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0126697&type=printable
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