Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition or MIYCN refers to nutrition of the mother and child during the 1000 days window of opportunity, that extends from conception until the second birthday of the child.
Poor nutrition during the first 1000 days of life is linked to adverse outcomes like increased risk of low birth weight babies, preterm delivery, neural tube defects in the babies, poor cognitive development and stunting in children and maternal and child mortality.
This brief gives a lucid understanding on importance of MIYCN and the key interventions that can improve maternal and child health.
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.
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.