Uttar Pradesh (UP) has made major strides towards improving the availability of Antenatal Care (ANC) across the state, particularly in the High Priority Districts (HPDs), which has closed the gaps in ANC coverage with respect to the rest of the state. IHAT’s Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UP-TSU) continues to support the government in improving overall ANC coverage across the state, while also working towards improving the number of ANC visits. This report highlights the progress in UP in ANC, Institutional Delivery (ID) and maternal mortality reductions. Data from the National Family Health Survey – 4 has been used to analyze the progress of ANC and ID in rural areas among the Empowered Action Group (EAG) states, including UP between the period 2010 – 2016 and the population level coverage of ANC and ID in HPDs and Non HPDs of UP has been presented.
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.