PAHAL Issue 13

PAHAL Issue 13 highlights the efforts of Government of Uttar Pradesh in conducting Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA) trainings, with support from UP TSU. This edition also includes the integration of PPIUCD training with SBA training for staff nurses and ANMs along with many more updates of
health.

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Expanding the basket of choice: Empowering women with New Contraceptive Options in Uttar Pradesh

Family planning improves health, reduces poverty, increases educational and employment opportunities and empowers women and couples to lead a better quality of life. This implementation note details the conceptualization and implementation of a series of activities designed and rolled out since July 2017 to introduce and improve the availability and utilization of these two new contraceptives, Antara and Chhaya, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Post Pregnancy Family Planning Protocol for Service Providers

Recognizing the need to reduce the potential risks to the maternal and child mortality and morbidities associated with unintended pregnancies that either lead to high-risk pregnancies due to narrow pregnancy intervals or repeated unsafe abortion; UPTSU supported the Government of Uttar Pradesh in developing the Post Pregnancy Family Planning protocol to enable providers to support clients choose the most appropriate method best suited to their individual situation.

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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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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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