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.
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.