FAMILY PLANNING IN INDIA

Mission Family Planning

By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning,
information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

WHAT WE DO

In collaboration with the University of Manitoba, we support the Government of Uttar Pradesh to improve availability,
quality and utilisation of family planning services in the state.

  • FACILITY READINESS FOR FAMILY PLANNING

We support the government in improving readiness of facilities for provision of family planning services.

We work with the facility staff to assess availability of infrastructure, equipment, supplies and human resources, perform gap analysis and develop action plan to mitigate gaps and enable provision of the basket of contraceptive choice at facilities

  • PLANNING OF FAMILY PLANNING FOCUS DAYS

We support the government in streamlining the planning for Focus Days to enhance access and availability of family planning services.

We work with the government to identify underserved areas and plan for Family Planning outreach days to make Family Planning services accessible

  • CAPACITY BUILDING OF SERVICE PROVIDERS

We support the government in building capacity of service providers for provision of family planning services.

We support the government in assessing skill gaps among service providers, developing training modules and calendars, and facilitating the  roll out of trainings. We also support in developing mentoring plans to support the continuing education of the service providers.

  • CAPACITY BUILDING OF FRONTLINE WORKERS

We support the government in building capacity of frontline workers to educate women in the community on the importance of family planning by developing training plans, training modules, job aids and supporting the roll out of trainings.

  • INNOVATIONS AND NEW PROGRAMS

Support the government in the expansion of the basket of choice through introduction of new contraceptives, the implementation of the Logistics Management Information System and the rolling out of new IEC initiatives in the state.

Resources

Strengthening the capacity of service providers to deliver quality family planning services

IHAT supports the government in building capacity of the service provides to provide quality family planning services to the community. Through this Hindi dubbed version of the WHO film adapted film “Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold”, the service providers are sensitized to medical as well as social factors that play a key role in affecting the health of women during pregnancy and child birth.

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Leveraging cluster meetings for capacity building of ASHAs

Cluster modules are short interactive case studies which are administered during the cluster meetings at grassroots to deliver focussed information on family planning. They have contributed immensely in building capacities of Block Community Process Managers, ASHA Sanginis and RMNCH+A counsellors across Uttar Pradesh, in disseminating Family Planning messages effectively in community.

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FP in Uttar Pradesh
Fertility and family planning in Uttar Pradesh, India: major progress and persistent gaps

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the most populous state in India with historically high levels of fertility rates than the national average. Though fertility levels in UP declined considerably in recent decades, the current level is well above the government’s target of 2.1.

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