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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The Nurse Mentoring Program: Saving Mothers and Newborns

The Nurse Mentoring program was launched in 2014 beginning with 150 blocks of 25 HPDs in Uttar Pradesh. From 2019, it has been scaled up in all 820 blocks of 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh. The program aims to improve knowledge, skills and practices of the staff nurses around mother and newborn care, intra-partum and post-partum care and management of maternal and new born complications, through its dedicated workforce/change agents called Nurse Mentors.

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