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.
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 14th issue of PAHAL offers insights on UP TSU’s work in the second quarter of 2022. This issue provides an update on the initiatives taken by UP TSU for enhancing the availability of Iron Folic Acid supplementation for pregnant women, accelerating PPH Emergency Care by Bundle Approach, the activation of district hospital level validation committee meetings and other key interventions.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh, with support from the UP TSU, rolled out an IT-enabled real-time ASHA Incentive application to bring transparency and efficacy to the incentive system in Uttar Pradesh. This brief talks about the incentive system and how the digitalization of the process has helped in tracking and monitoring ASHA incentive payment and performance.