Care during pregnancy or Antenatal care (ANC) is widely recognized as an essential element of safe motherhood. India contributes 20% of the total estimated maternal deaths (536,000) that occur globally each year as per WHO estimates. Most of these maternal deaths occur during the third trimester, child-birth and the ﬁrst week after birth. The UP TSU supported the Government of Uttar Pradesh in planning and implementing community interventions to strengthen antenatal care in Uttar Pradesh rural areas.
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.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh is developing a Human Resources for Health strategy, which includes policies to address rural distribution & retention of government doctors in Uttar Pradesh. This paper throws light on the stakeholder analysis and results pertaining to rural distribution and retention of doctors in the government sector in the state.