The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit has established concurrent monitoring systems in the 100 Blocks of 25 high priority districts of the state – one of them being the Community Behaviour Tracking Surveys (CBTS). This report highlights the key findings of the first round of CBTS conducted for the year 2014. It provides important information on the current status of several of the RMNCH+A indicators at the block level. The data and the inferences have played a pivotal role in defining and designing strategies to improve health outcomes by equally focusing on the community health workers, facility improvements and systems for data, supplies, etc.
ASHAs act as an interface between the community and the public health system in creating awareness on health and its social determinants within the community, and mobilizing the community towards local health planning and increased utilization of health services. This brief highlights importance of building capacities of ASHAs through the cluster meeting platform.
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 fifteenth edition of PAHAL newsletter throws light on UP TSU’s support to GoUP in adopting a scientific approach for allocating Area of Responsibility (AoR) to ANMs working in sub-centres; also, geo-mapping of more than 1,80,000 Anganwadi Centres across the state by ICDS department with the support of UP TSU has been the highlight of the quarter.