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.
“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.
IHAT conducted trainings with ASHAs to improve their ability to recognise danger signs and manage possible severe bacterial infection, pneumonia and diarrhoea at the community level. This brief highlights usage of job aids to improve skills and knowledge of ASHAs to support management of sick under-five children.
Facility readiness for child health services is significant to overall improvement in the health system. This document throws light on the results of the UP-TSU child health facility readiness assessments and its utilisation in developing evidence-based plans for facility strengthening at the district hospitals in 25 High Priority Districts.