“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.
Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the most populous state in India with historically high levels of fertility rates than the national average. Though fertility levels in UP declined considerably in recent decades, the current level is well above the government’s target of 2.1.
The Family Planning survey was conducted to assess the unmet need for family planning in the 25 High Priority District of Uttar Pradesh. The report outlines the finding from the survey