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
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.