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CLIP Feasibility Study

The CLIP Feasibility Study in India is led by PIs Shivaprasad Goudar, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Ashalata Mallapur. The study is further supported by C Karadiguddi, Umesh Charantimath, Geetanjali Katageri, Umesh Ramdur, Shashidhar Bannale, Sangamesh Rakareddi, and Anjali Joshi.

The Feasibility Study in India was undertaken in two clusters in Belgaum District and two clusters in Bagalkot District. These clusters were chosen to reflect the realities of both districts to maximise variation in the data.

CLIP Pilot Trial

The CLIP Pilot Trial in India was officially launched on 8 February 2014 and was successfully completed in October 2014, with an overall acceptance rate for referral of 85% with a
combined urgent (<4 hr) and non-urgent (<24 hr) referrals. A total of 2,613 visits have been completed using the PIERS On the Move application in the community. The primary indication for referrals has been severe hypertension.

CLIP Definitive Trial

The CLIP Definitive Trial in India began in November 2014. The CLIP Trial in India is making use of the community-based registry of pregnancy outcomes: the Maternal Newborn Health Registry (MNHR). The MNHR is a prospective, population-based registry of pregnancies which provides precise data on health outcomes and measures of care. The MNHR has allowed the team to collect high quality, community level data on the entire study population in the CLIP Trial without introducing the same recall bias that occurs through the regular household surveys in the other CLIP countries. Research reports from the NICHD Global Network Registry have been published in Volume 12 supplement of BMC Reproductive Health.