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.
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 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.