Mapping and size estimation of men who have sex with men in virtual platforms in Delhi, India

In India, the HIV epidemic is concentrated among key populations, such as the MSMs. Conventional targeted interventions mitigate HIV transmission by focusing on physical hotspots. As there is a shift within the MSM community to connect with sex partners online, novel approaches are needed to map virtual platforms where sexual networks are formed. This study estimates the number of MSM in Delhi using virtual platforms to connect for sex and to describe patterns of their use.

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Strengthening Antenatal Care through Community Interventions

Care during pregnancy or Antenatal care (ANC) is widely recognized as an essential element of safe motherhood. India contributes 20% of the total estimated maternal deaths that occur globally each year as per WHO estimates. Most of these maternal deaths occur during the third trimester, child-birth and the first week after birth. The UP TSU supported the Government of Uttar Pradesh in planning and implementing community interventions to strengthen antenatal care in Uttar Pradesh rural areas.

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Expanding the basket of choice: Empowering women with New Contraceptive Options in Uttar Pradesh

Family planning improves health, reduces poverty, increases educational and employment opportunities and empowers women and couples to lead a better quality of life. This implementation note details the conceptualization and implementation of a series of activities designed and rolled out since July 2017 to introduce and improve the availability and utilization of these two new contraceptives, Antara and Chhaya, in Uttar Pradesh.

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PAHAL Issue 12

PAHAL Issue 12 highlights the achievements of different support programs of UP TSU in the year 2021, including, Family Planning, Community & Outreach, Nutrition, Facility, and Health Systems. The latest NFHS results showed significant improvement made by Uttar Pradesh across various health indicators.

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Understanding the Prevalence and Geographic Heterogeneity of SARS‑CoV‑2 Infection: Findings of the First Serosurvey in Uttar Pradesh, India

Population-based serological antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 infection helps in estimating the exposure in the community. This study presents the findings of the first district representative seroepidemiological survey conducted between 4 and 10 September 2020 among the population aged 5 years and above in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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