The Community Behaviour Tracking Survey Round two, designed and implemented by the Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit, highlights the comparative analysis of the information collected from women (who had delivered children in last two years) in the 20 lowest performing blocks, surveyed in last two rounds. The data highlights some of the challenges of creating adequate demand and behaviour change in communities. It stresses on the need to respond to gaps in the supply, particularly in terms of delivery points, First Referral Units, as well as in the skills and practices of health care providers. The data and inferences have been instrumental in implementing specific plans for the improvement of health and nutrition at district and block levels.
A Monitoring and Evaluation Unit was established within UP TSU, to support the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the use of data for decision-making in terms of data availability, accessibility, quality and use for improved health outcomes. This brief captures the innovative approaches and interventions adopted by UP TSU in strengthening government data eco-system in Uttar Pradesh.
This issue provides an update on UP-TSU’s efforts in integrating the Gender e-module in SBA training, a feedback workshop with Government of Uttar Pradesh health officials by medical college RRTC faculty members and support Monitoring and Evaluation division of National Health Mission on capacity building workshop for State/Division/District officials to improve data-driven decision-making.
In 2014, the Government of Uttar Pradesh, with the support of the UP TSU launched the Nurse Mentoring program in 25 high priority districts of the state. Based on the initial success, the program was scaled up across 820 blocks and 79 District Hospitals. This Photo Story captures the Nurse Mentoring Program at Aligarh District, highlighting the efforts on transition of the program to the government.