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.
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.
This edition focuses on the support provided by UP TSU to the Government of Uttar Pradesh in developing guidelines to provide beneficiary centric antenatal care through the community platform and its quality certification and the systemic effort to converge the services by ASHA-AWW area alignment in each of the revenue villages. UP TSU is committed to providing state-wide roll-out support.
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.