Current Projects

We work in diverse areas of the development sector. Our research engagements and projects reflect our primary goal to influence and impact policy, with a view to ensuring equitable and sustainable development.

Evaluation of Total Health - Apollo's CSR intervention in healthcare

This study evaluates the relevance, significance and sustainability of various interventions linked to health, livelihoods, infrastructure development, etc. under Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited's Total Health Programme in Thavanampalle mandal, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh to contribute towards improved efficiency and efficacy in delivery of the program.

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Baseline study on water, sanitation, and hygiene (Thavanampalle Mandal, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh)

This report examines the ground situation in the mandal with regard to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and collates baseline data on these topics It also makes recommendations on how to improve impact of the interventions in these areas. The study conducted in 14 schools (12 Government schools, 2 private schools) covering 419 children in 1st and 2nd standards, 379 children in 3rd and 4th standards, 1456 children in 5th and above standards. Besides, 900 parents (parents of school children), 135 teachers, 80 pregnant and lactating women and 90 elders covered in nutrition centres, 113 women from SHGs, 18 front line health functionaries working in AYUSH, Mobile and Satellite clinics run by Total Health, 9 ASHA and 9 Anganwadi workers were covered during the study.

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The situation of child brides in the states of AP and Telangana

The study explores the situation and the impact of Child Marriage on the Child Brides. Conducted in 6 districts of Telangana and 3 districts of Andhra Pradesh a "Qualitative Dominant Mixed Methodology Research" methodology was used and provides policy recommendations. This exploratory study undertaken by PLF reflects on:

  • Prevalence and status of child marriages
  • Provisions for institutional and legal support extended to victims of child marriages
  • Socio-economic, psychological and health related impact of child marriages on child brides.

The study also narrates the aspirations the child brides have about their future and concludes by making recommendations that have policy implications.