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.
A Monitoring and Evaluation Unit was established within UP TSU, to support the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the use of data for decision-making in terms of data availability, accessibility, quality and use for improved health outcomes. This brief captures the innovative approaches and interventions adopted by UP TSU in strengthening government data eco-system in Uttar Pradesh.
This issue provides an update on UP-TSU’s efforts in integrating the Gender e-module in SBA training, a feedback workshop with Government of Uttar Pradesh health officials by medical college RRTC faculty members and support Monitoring and Evaluation division of National Health Mission on capacity building workshop for State/Division/District officials to improve data-driven decision-making.
In 2014, the Government of Uttar Pradesh, with the support of the UP TSU launched the Nurse Mentoring program in 25 high priority districts of the state. Based on the initial success, the program was scaled up across 820 blocks and 79 District Hospitals. This Photo Story captures the Nurse Mentoring Program at Aligarh District, highlighting the efforts on transition of the program to the government.