The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UPTSU) works towards supporting the activation and strengthening of the health facilities under the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Nurse mentoring strategy was chosen to strengthen primary care services throughout the health facilities, including providing support to address client, facility and provider concerns. UPTSU started working towards enhancing the competency (knowledge, skills, and practices) of providers (staff nurses and ANMs) through nurse mentoring and strengthening of labor rooms in 200 blocks of 25 HPDs in 2014-15 where facilities in 100 priority blocks had Nurse mentors that were on TSU payroll and the other 100 block facilities had NHM supported Nurse Mentors. This video talks about the significant role played by the Nurse Mentor in activating the PHC in Kareli Village (Block Kyara, District Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh). Through the Nurse Mentoring Program, the PHC became functional and the nearby population started visiting the centre for taking up the services.
ASHAs act as an interface between the community and the public health system in creating awareness on health and its social determinants within the community, and mobilizing the community towards local health planning and increased utilization of health services. This brief highlights importance of building capacities of ASHAs through the cluster meeting platform.
This brief identifies the opportunity gaps in the effective coverage cascade for prevention of anaemia among pregnant women in India. The effective coverage cascade is used to identify coverage gaps, quantify coverage at each step, determine where the largest gaps exist within the cascade and prioritize where actions are most urgent. The findings are based on NFHS 5 data.
The fifteenth edition of PAHAL newsletter throws light on UP TSU’s support to GoUP in adopting a scientific approach for allocating Area of Responsibility (AoR) to ANMs working in sub-centres; also, geo-mapping of more than 1,80,000 Anganwadi Centres across the state by ICDS department with the support of UP TSU has been the highlight of the quarter.