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.
The 20th edition of the PAHAL is a 5-year milestone edition and is a testament to our team’s dedication and hard work as we continue to support GoUP towards making strides in public health at the facility, system, and community levels. This edition showcases some of the key initiatives that have been driving positive change in our organization and the communities we serve.
Reaching over 100,000 villages monthly, the CiVHSND is an essential healthcare platform in UP. This platform empowers communities by providing vital Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (RMNCH+N) services, with a focus on integrated, beneficiary-centric care. The Brief describes the methodology that was evolved by UP TSU along with GoUP to measure the availability, coverage, and quality of service delivery.
The Directorate of Medical Health launched the “Rakshak” D2C campaign, with UPTSU’s support, in 18 high-risk LF districts to combat Lymphatic Filariasis. The primary goal was to boost awareness, dispel myths, and improve medicine adherence in rural and urban areas. The note highlights how digital segmentation was used for personalized messaging. The campaign also focused on enhancing ASHA workers’ skills for better community mobilization and counselling efforts.