“PAHAL” is IHAT’s quarterly newsletter highlighting the work done by Government of Uttar Pradesh with the technical support from Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit. The fourth edition of the newsletter highlights the initiatives being undertaken for enlarging the scope and quality of interventions in the area of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health and Nutrition. It also includes various examples of the data driven design of IHAT’s approach to solutions like improving access of women with high risk pregnancy, quality intrapartum care and strengthening continuity of care for the new born, to name a few.
IHAT supports the government in building capacity of the service provides to provide quality family planning services to the community. Through this Hindi dubbed version of the WHO film adapted film “Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold”, the service providers are sensitized to medical as well as social factors that play a key role in affecting the health of women during pregnancy and child birth.
The 7th issue of PAHAL chronicles the concerted efforts of the GoUP and UP TSU to restore access and delivery of RMNCH+A & nutrition services in Uttar Pradesh, while managing the COVID crisis. It highlights UP TSU’s efforts to convert to online ecosystem – real-time UPHMIS data updation by ANMs, the LaQshya Resource Package to ensure NQA standards, among other strategy innovations.
Cluster modules are short interactive case studies which are administered during the cluster meetings at grassroots to deliver focussed information on family planning. They have contributed immensely in building capacities of Block Community Process Managers, ASHA Sanginis and RMNCH+A counsellors across Uttar Pradesh, in disseminating Family Planning messages effectively in community.