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.
The 7th issue of PAHAL chronicles the concerted efforts of the GoUP and UP TSU to restore access and delivery of RMNCH+A & nutrition services in Uttar Pradesh, while managing the COVID crisis. It highlights UP TSU’s efforts to convert to online ecosystem – real-time UPHMIS data updation by ANMs, the LaQshya Resource Package to ensure NQA standards, among other strategy innovations.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced digression within public health interventions across the globe. As the world learns to cope with the new normal, it is important to ensure that vulnerable populations continue to access life saving health services. This report documents the COVID-19 interventions by IHAT in India and PHDA in Kenya, both in partnership with IGPH, University of Manitoba.