Maternal and Neonatal Health in Madhya Pradesh: Trends, Insights and Scope

Madhya Pradesh (MP) has made significant progress with maternal and child health interventions. However, maternal, neonatal and under-5 mortality remains sub-optimal. This technical brief highlights the magnitude, distribution, trends and probable causes of maternal and neonatal mortality in MP. It also recommends focused interventions among tribal populations, which could help to accelerate improvement in maternal and newborn health outcomes in this region and state-wide.

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The Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 Unified Data Platform

The Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 Unified Data Platform was developed and implemented as the state’s digital response to the pandemic. This comprehensive platform brought together all the public and private stakeholders engaged in the state’s COVID-19 health response, thus ensuring that the State has a single point of truth with respect to the pandemic management.

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Associations between community health workers’ home visits and education-based inequalities in institutional delivery and perinatal mortality in rural Uttar Pradesh, India: a cross-sectional study

India’s National Health Mission has trained community health workers called Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to visit and counsel women before and after birth. This study aimed to examine whether ASHAs’ third trimester home visits may have contributed to equitable improvements in institutional delivery and reductions in perinatal mortality rates between women with varying education levels in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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PAHAL Issue 9

The ninth issue of PAHAL provides glimpse of major activities carried out in the first quarter of 2021. Some of these activities include rolling out integrated counselling for RMNCHA and AFHC counsellors, activation of blood storage units, accreditation of new medical colleges for LSAS and EmOC courses, and social mapping of ASHA and Anganwadi workers’ area-alignment for enhanced community service delivery, among others.

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Continuing Medical Education for strengthening core competencies of Medical Professionals

Continuing Medical Education (CME) helps increase the knowledge and skills of the medical fraternity and remain adept with the latest medical and technological developments. This document provides an overview of the Regional Resource Training Centre (RRTC) intervention, an initiative involving medical colleges to support CME for improved MNCH outcomes among public sector doctors and facility health-care teams in Uttar Pradesh.

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