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.
“PAHAL” is IHAT’s quarterly newsletter highlighting the work done by Government of Uttar Pradesh with the technical support from Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit.
IHAT conducted trainings with ASHAs to improve their ability to recognise danger signs and manage possible severe bacterial infection, pneumonia and diarrhoea at the community level. This brief highlights usage of job aids to improve skills and knowledge of ASHAs to support management of sick under-five children.
Facility readiness for child health services is significant to overall improvement in the health system. This document throws light on the results of the UP-TSU child health facility readiness assessments and its utilisation in developing evidence-based plans for facility strengthening at the district hospitals in 25 High Priority Districts.