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
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.