Association of identification of facility and transportation for childbirth with institutional delivery in high priority districts of Uttar Pradesh, India

Timely and skilled care is key to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. Birth preparedness involves preparation for safe childbirth during the antenatal period to reach the appropriate health facility for ensuring safe delivery. This paper aims to assess the levels of birth preparedness, its determinants and association with institutional deliveries in High Priority Districts of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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PAHAL Issue 11

The 11th issue of PAHAL highlights the efforts of the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP), with support from UP TSU, in converting challenges into health benefits. This includes adopting a strengthened methodology for public health denominators for better resource allocation, planning and monitoring. The issue also throws light on the GoUP Nurse Mentors’ training at the newly developed skills labs and some key digital health and family planning interventions.

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Maternal and Neonatal Health in Madhya Pradesh: Trends, Insights and Scope

Madhya Pradesh (MP) has made significant progress with maternal and child health interventions. However, maternal, neonatal and under-5 mortality remains sub-optimal. This technical brief highlights the magnitude, distribution, trends and probable causes of maternal and neonatal mortality in MP. It also recommends focused interventions among tribal populations, which could help to accelerate improvement in maternal and newborn health outcomes in this region and state-wide.

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The Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 Unified Data Platform

The Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 Unified Data Platform was developed and implemented as the state’s digital response to the pandemic. This comprehensive platform brought together all the public and private stakeholders engaged in the state’s COVID-19 health response, thus ensuring that the State has a single point of truth with respect to the pandemic management.

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Associations between community health workers’ home visits and education-based inequalities in institutional delivery and perinatal mortality in rural Uttar Pradesh, India: a cross-sectional study

India’s National Health Mission has trained community health workers called Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to visit and counsel women before and after birth. This study aimed to examine whether ASHAs’ third trimester home visits may have contributed to equitable improvements in institutional delivery and reductions in perinatal mortality rates between women with varying education levels in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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