The Community Behaviour Tracking Survey (CBTS) is an integral part of a standard monitoring system established for tracking the progress of the Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit’s community intervention program. CBTS Round three provides the district level estimates on key reproductive, maternal, new born and child health indicators. This report puts forth some priority areas such as full antenatal care, postnatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, skin-to-skin care, full immunization, and unmet need for family planning, which need to be prioritized for certain population groups and districts in order to minimize the risk of neonatal deaths and maternal mortality in the state. The estimates and analysis provided in the report have provided workable insights for the district and block level health officials to review develop, implement and prioritize specific plans for the improvement of RMNCH indicators in their respective areas
Timely initiation of breastfeeding, also known as early initiation of breastfeeding, is a well-recognized life-saving intervention to reduce neonatal mortality. However, only one quarter of newborns in Uttar Pradesh, India were breastfed in the first hour of life. This paper aims to understand the association of community-based prenatal counselling and postnatal support at place of delivery with early initiation of breastfeeding in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cluster Meeting Capacity Building Intervention has been designed to build competencies of ASHAs through ASHA Sanginis, who provide mentoring on a day-to-day basis. A customised cluster module was developed to train the ASHA Sanginis as facilitators to enhance knowledge and skills of ASHAs to achieve improved reproductive, maternal, child health and nutrition (RMNCHN) outcomes.
The eighth issue of PAHAL throws light on UP TSU’s support in 2020 to the Government of Uttar Pradesh in managing COVID-19 and continuing healthcare services in the state. In the relentless bid to intensify COVID-19 response in the state, UP TSU has supported the government at each step to overcome multiple challenges including restoring delivery of maternal, newborn and child healthcare services.