“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.
ASHAs act as an interface between the community and the public health system in creating awareness on health and its social determinants within the community, and mobilizing the community towards local health planning and increased utilization of health services. This brief highlights importance of building capacities of ASHAs through the cluster meeting platform.
This brief identifies the opportunity gaps in the effective coverage cascade for prevention of anaemia among pregnant women in India. The effective coverage cascade is used to identify coverage gaps, quantify coverage at each step, determine where the largest gaps exist within the cascade and prioritize where actions are most urgent. The findings are based on NFHS 5 data.
The fifteenth edition of PAHAL newsletter throws light on UP TSU’s support to GoUP in adopting a scientific approach for allocating Area of Responsibility (AoR) to ANMs working in sub-centres; also, geo-mapping of more than 1,80,000 Anganwadi Centres across the state by ICDS department with the support of UP TSU has been the highlight of the quarter.