Education has been a critical driver for behavior change towards recommended health practices including family planning (FP). This brief highlights the value of education and role of educational institutions in generating appropriate knowledge about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and improving FP outcomes. Promoting discussions on SRH in schools, building teachers’ skills and including FP components in school-based health programs can help to further improve FP outcomes.
The 19th edition of the PAHAL newsletter provides updates on UP-TSU’s efforts in strengthening the SBA recruitment process through digitalisation, digitally enabling FLWs with eKavach implementation improving the health data quality across all 18 divisions of the state, and other key activities.
A Monitoring and Evaluation Unit was established within UP TSU, to support the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the use of data for decision-making in terms of data availability, accessibility, quality and use for improved health outcomes. This brief captures the innovative approaches and interventions adopted by UP TSU in strengthening government data eco-system in Uttar Pradesh.
Case Study Workbook for counselors was developed to support counselors and service providers to communicate effectively on family planning by using a case study approach to understand the various challenging situations faced by the community with respect to family planning.