Childhood Immunization made Easy: Paracetamol syrup for AEFI related dropout management

Vaccines protect us against several diseases and are safe. They can cause mild side effects – fever or pain. Apprehensions due to AEFI have been identified as a primary cause for dropouts in children. Paracetamol is the preferred medicine for treating fever and pain. This brief highlights the efforts by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the availability, adequacy and utilization of Syrup Paracetamol in UP, with support from UP TSU.

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Evidence Based Case Study of Digital D2C Platform

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.

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Maternal and Neonatal Health in the Tribal Areas of Madhya Pradesh: Baseline Assessment of Project MANCH

Project MANCH supports the Government of Madhya Pradesh in achieving the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes of the state by identifying and addressing gaps in adequate coverage of the MNCH services in the tribal areas of the state. This assessment brief outlines the findings from a cross-sectional study conducted to identify challenges in the quality of MNCH services across the continuum of care at both community and facility level.

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Sample Transportation System for Improving Access to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Testing

India contributes to more than a quarter of the TB burden globally. One in five persons notified with active TB comes from Uttar Pradesh (UP). Quality specimens are vital for the laboratory diagnosis of TB. It is more feasible to move samples rather than people for TB testing. Thus, a transportation system for TB testing to laboratories becomes crucial. This brief highlights the Volunteer Sample Transporter System that was piloted in UP, which has shown improvements in the number of samples transported.

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PAHAL Issue 19

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.

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