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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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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PAHAL: Issue 1

PAHAL – UP TSU’s quarterly newsletter has been introduced to provide regular insights of IHAT’s work in Uttar Pradesh through an eclectic mix of news, features, community stories, innovations, interviews and more. The first edition brings to you the initiatives undertaken in the RMNCH+A and Nutrition domains, working alongside government officials with shared goals and […]

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