Under the Maternal, New Born and Child Health Project, the Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UPTSU) is strengthening the labour rooms in Uttar Pradesh. Nurse Mentors (NMs) are skilled nursing professionals who provide on-site mentoring and supportive supervision to staff nurses and ANMs on improving the quality of intrapartum and immediate post-partum care. NMs help enhance birth attendance skills among staff nurses and ANMs through teaching, case reviews, case studies, demonstration, and modelling bedside patient care in mini skill labs that have been established in Community Health Centres (CHCs) and integrated mini skill labs in 25 District Women’s Hospitals (DWHs). This video highlights the intervention undertaken to improvise the quality of services being provided at the facility level in Maruri Block, Pilibhit District of Uttar Pradesh. In this video, the Nurse Mentor throws light on the clinical mentorship that is being provided to the Staff Nurses to conduct safe ANC and Post Natal Care so as to secure life of mother and child.
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 14th issue of PAHAL offers insights on UP TSU’s work in the second quarter of 2022. This issue provides an update on the initiatives taken by UP TSU for enhancing the availability of Iron Folic Acid supplementation for pregnant women, accelerating PPH Emergency Care by Bundle Approach, the activation of district hospital level validation committee meetings and other key interventions.
An effective health management information system (HMIS) that captures accurate, consistent, and relevant data in a timely fashion can enable better planning & monitoring of health programs, in turn increasing the impact of different interventions. This paper offers insights into the steps taken to identify, develop, and incorporate relevant data by designing Uttar Pradesh’s HMIS, and developing & implementing supportive processes to improve the quality and use of those data in decision making.