Bharat Randive, PhD

Pune, India
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Study Coordinator
Bharat Randive, PhD

Bharat Randive is Study Coordinator for the Healthcare-Associated Sepsis study in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Pune, India, supported by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) SHEPheRD Domain 7 program. This study aims to understand the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis and guide future interventions to prevent the sepsis in NICU. The study also includes analysis of antimicrobial resistance patterns to inform antibiotic selection for suspected neonatal sepsis.  
Dr. Randive leads the implementation of a quality improvement initiative—Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to reduce health care associated sepsis in NICUs in Pune, India. He trained for CUSP at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He also serves as a coordinator for the study to evaluate the source of early onset neonatal sepsis due to hospital acquired pathogens.

Dr. Randive received his PhD in global health from Umea University, Sweden. He has more than 15 years of public health research experience. His research work has been focused on maternal health policy in India. He has extensively travelled to health facilities in several parts of India and has designed and conducted evaluations of large scale national health programs.

Prior to joining JHU, he served as a lead researcher on a collaborative European Union funded evaluation of the government of India’s flagship cash transfer program (Janani Suraksha Yojana) for promotion of facility births. He has analysed several primary and large scale secondary data and also has experience in qualitative health research. He has presented at various international conferences and published in reputed journals.   

Evaluating the Source of Neonatal Bloodstream Infections due to Classically Hospital Acquired Pathogens in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-07-12
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This study is part of CDC's Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program under Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. The PIs for this study are Dr. Julia Johnson of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Shilpa Naik of BJGMC. CoPIs are Dr...

Implementing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-04-19
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This study is part of CDC's Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program under Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. Dr. Aaron Milstone is the PI, and Dr. Amita Gupta and Yuka Manabe are Co-PIs. The Study Investigator is...

Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2017-01-17
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This study is part of CDC's Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program under Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. Johns Hopkins neonatologist Dr. Julia Johnson is lead investigator for a systematic study of the...

The availability of emergency obstetric care in the context of the JSY cash transfer programme in Madhya Pradesh, India

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2016-05-18
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Abstract Background: Since 2005, India has implemented a national cash transfer programme, the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which provides women a cash transfer upon giving birth in an existing public facility. This has resulted in a steep rise in facility births across the country. The early...

Assessment of the quality of clinical documentation in India's JSY cash transfer program for facility births in Madhya Pradesh

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2016-02-15
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International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Abstract Objective: To gain insight into the quality of care in facilities implementing the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) cash transfer program in Madhya Pradesh, India, by reviewing the level of documentation in the clinical records of women who delivered. Methods: The present retrospective,...

Availability and distribution of safe abortion services in rural areas: a facility assessment study in Madhya Pradesh, India

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2015-03-20
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Global Health Action
Abstract Background: Unsafe abortion contributes to a significant portion of maternal mortality in India. Access to safe abortion care is known to reduce maternal mortality. Availability and distribution of abortion care facilities can influence women's access to these services, especially in rural...

Inequalities in institutional delivery uptake and maternal mortality reduction in the context of cash incentive program, Janani Suraksha Yojana: Results from nine states in India

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2014-12-15
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Social Science and Medicine
Abstract Proportion of women giving birth in health institutions has increased sharply in India since the introduction of cash incentive program, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in 2005. JSY was intended to benefit disadvantaged population who had poor access to institutional care for childbirth and...

Quality of obstetric referral services in India's JSY cash transfer programme for institutional births: a study from Madhya Pradesh province

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2014-05-08
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PLoS One
Abstract Background: India launched JSY cash transfer programme to increase access to emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) by incentivising in-facility births. This increased in-facility births from 30%in 2005 to 73% in 2012 however, decline in maternal mortality follows a secular trend...

India's conditional cash transfer programme (the JSY) to promote institutional birth: Is there an association between institutional birth proportion and maternal mortality?

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2013-06-27
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PLoS One
Abstract Background: India accounts for 19% of global maternal deaths, three-quarters of which come from nine states. In 2005, India launched a conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) through promotion of institutional births...

Effective coverage of institutional deliveries under the Janani Suraksha Yojana programme in high maternal mortality provinces of India: analysis of data from an annual health survey

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2013-06-17
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The Lancet
Abstract Background Three-quarters of India's maternal deaths come from nine (of 35) provinces. In 2005, the government launched a conditional cash transfer programme, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), to reduce maternal mortality through promotion of institutional deliveries (ID)...

Availability of treatment for eclampsia in public health institutions in Maharashtra, India

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2013-03-15
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Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
Abstract Severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are common causes of maternal deaths worldwide and more so in developing countries. Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is now the most-recommended drug of choice to treat these conditions. Despite favourable policies for the use of MgSO4 treatment in India,...

Contracting in specialists for emergency obstetric care—does it work in rural India?

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2012-12-31
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BMC Health Services Research
Abstract Background: Contracting in private sector is promoted in developing countries facing human resources shortages as a challenge to reduce maternal mortality. This study explored provision, practice, performance, barriers to execution and views about contracting in specialists for emergency...

Public private partnerships for emergency obstetric care: lessons from Maharashtra

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2011-01-15
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Indian Journal of Community Medicine
Abstract Background: The National Rural Health Mission of India advocates public private partnerships (PPPs) to meet its "service guarantee" of Emergency obstetric care (EmOC) provision. The Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has a provision of Rs. 1500 for contracting in obstetric specialists...

Are we really making motherhood safe? A study of provision of iron supplements and emergency obstetric care in rural Maharashtra

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2007-11-30
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National Medical Journal of India
Abstract Background: The Government of India launched the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in 2005 to improve healthcare delivery and strengthen the public health system. Prevention and management of anaemia during pregnancy and access to quality emergency obstetric care services are important...

Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections Among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-08-28
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Agarkhedkar S, Armstrong D, Bharadwaj R, Cox SR, Dohe V, Gupta A, Gupte N, Johnson J, Kadam A, Kinikar A, Malwade S, Manabe Y, Mave V, Milstone A, Parikh T, Rajput U, Randive B, Robinson M , Smith R, Suryavanshi N, Vaidya U, Westercamp M. Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections...

Bloodstream Infections among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-05-05
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Johnson J , Rajput U, Valvi C, Bharadwaj R, Parikh T, Agarkhedkar S, Robinson M, Randive B, Gupte N, Smith R, Westercamp M, Mave V, Manabe Y, Milstone A, for the CDC SHEPheRD India Study Team. Bloodstream Infections among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India. Pediatric...

Does Quality of Delivery Care Differ Between Public and Private Facilities in Madhya Pradesh, India?: An Exit Interview Study of Routine Delivery Care Practices

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2015-10-20
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Chaturvedi C, Randive B , Sabde Y, Diwan V, Raven J, De Costa A. Does Quality of Delivery Care Differ Between Public and Private Facilities in Madhya Pradesh, India?: An Exit Interview Study of Routine Delivery Care Practices. Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015. Mexico City, Mexico. 2015

An Equity Analysis of Institutional Delivery Uptake and Maternal Mortality Reduction in Context of Cash Transfer Programme (JSY): Results from Nine States of India

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2014-03-10
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Randive B , San Sebastian M, De Costa A, Lindholm L. An Equity Analysis of Institutional Delivery Uptake and Maternal Mortality Reduction in Context of Cash Transfer Programme (JSY): Results from Nine States of India. Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Health Systems Global. Cape...

Effective Coverage of Institutional Deliveries under the Janani Suraksha Yojana Programme in High Maternal Mortality Provinces of India: Analysis of Data from an Annual Health Survey

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2013-06-17
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Randive B , Chaturvedi S, Diwan V, De Costa A. Effective Coverage of Institutional Deliveries under the Janani Suraksha Yojana Programme in High Maternal Mortality Provinces of India: Analysis of Data from an Annual Health Survey. Global Health Metrics & Evaluation 2013. Seattle, Washington...

India’s Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to Promote Institutional Births: What has been the Effect on Maternal Mortality?

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2013-01-17
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Randive B , Diwan V, De Costa A. India’s Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to Promote Institutional Births: What has been the Effect on Maternal Mortality? Global Maternal Health Conference 2013. Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard School of Public Health. Arusha, Tanzania. 2013.