Formative research on infant mortality rate in Manipur

Markordor Lyngdoh, Brogen Singh Akoijam


Background: IMR is universally regarded as the most important indicator of the health status of a community. Objectives was too triangulate low infant mortality data in Manipur using qualitative data in a district.

Methods: A formative research was conducted in Bishnupur area of Manipur in November-December 2017 among health care workers using in-depth interviews. A total of 15 in-depth interviews were transcribed and analysed with qualitative content analysis.

Results: Themes emerging out of analysis included well-equipped health care facilities, efficiency of health workers, parent’s awareness, record maintenance, problems faced by the hilly areas and Government schemes.

Conclusions: All the participants are of the agreement that IMR in Manipur is low.


Formative research, Healthcare workers, Infant mortality rate

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