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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced digression within public health interventions across the globe. As the world learns to cope with the new normal, it is important to ensure that vulnerable populations continue to access life saving health services. This report documents the COVID-19 interventions by IHAT in India and PHDA in Kenya, both in partnership with IGPH, University of Manitoba.