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.
IHAT supports the government in building capacity of the service provides to provide quality family planning services to the community. Through this Hindi dubbed version of the WHO film adapted film “Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold”, the service providers are sensitized to medical as well as social factors that play a key role in affecting the health of women during pregnancy and child birth.
Cluster modules are short interactive case studies which are administered during the cluster meetings at grassroots to deliver focussed information on family planning. They have contributed immensely in building capacities of Block Community Process Managers, ASHA Sanginis and RMNCH+A counsellors across Uttar Pradesh, in disseminating Family Planning messages effectively in community.