By 2030, India aims to reach a Maternal Mortality Ratio of 70.
By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, aiming to
reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at
least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.


IHAT and The University of Manitoba are working in close collaboration with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to improve availability, quality and utilisation across the community, facility and systemic level for maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.


IHAT works with the government to enhance the coverage and quality of antenatal care, birth planning, home-based maternal, newborn, child health services and immunisation.

We build the capacity of Frontline Workers to mobilise communities to seek and receive essential maternal and child health services by supporting the government in their training and mentoring.

We develop job aids and tools to support the Frontline Workers to easily communicate and educate the women in the community


IHAT works towards improving the quality of Emergency Obstetric & Newborn care (Comprehensive and Basic) and paediatric services by strengthening knowledge, skills and practice of service providers.

The Nurse Mentors model provides on-site mentoring to the staff nurses to build their capacity on critical maternal and child health practices while the Regional Resource Training Center Training ropes in faculty from the medical colleges to mentor specialist doctors at first referral units to activate/strengthen Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric & Newborn services.


IHAT supports the government in conducting situational analysis to assess the availability of equipment, supplies and trained human resources for Emergency Obstetric & Newborn care (Comprehensive and Basic) and paediatric services.

It works with the government to develop micro-plans to address these gaps and facilitates the process where necessary.


Childhood Immunization made Easy: Paracetamol syrup for AEFI related dropout management

Vaccines protect us against several diseases and are safe. They can cause mild side effects – fever or pain. Apprehensions due to AEFI have been identified as a primary cause for dropouts in children. Paracetamol is the preferred medicine for treating fever and pain. This brief highlights the efforts by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the availability, adequacy and utilization of Syrup Paracetamol in UP, with support from UP TSU.

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Evidence Based Case Study of Digital D2C Platform

The Directorate of Medical Health launched the “Rakshak” D2C campaign, with UPTSU’s support, in 18 high-risk LF districts to combat Lymphatic Filariasis. The primary goal was to boost awareness, dispel myths, and improve medicine adherence in rural and urban areas. The note highlights how digital segmentation was used for personalized messaging. The campaign also focused on enhancing ASHA workers’ skills for better community mobilization and counselling efforts.

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Maternal and Neonatal Health in the Tribal Areas of Madhya Pradesh: Baseline Assessment of Project MANCH

Project MANCH supports the Government of Madhya Pradesh in achieving the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes of the state by identifying and addressing gaps in adequate coverage of the MNCH services in the tribal areas of the state. This assessment brief outlines the findings from a cross-sectional study conducted to identify challenges in the quality of MNCH services across the continuum of care at both community and facility level.

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