“IHAT’s Uttar Pradesh Technical Support has established concurrent monitoring systems in the 100 Blocks of 25 high priority districts (HPDs) of the states – one of the monitoring mechanisms being the Rolling Facility Survey (RFS), which periodically monitors the progress in the knowledge, skills and practices of nurses in the facilities of the intervention area, and helps making mid-course corrections in the nurse-mentoring programme. The present report brings forth a comparative status of the maternal and newborn healthcare practices in public health facilities in the intervention area. In addition, the report also provides the progress in the knowledge and skills of Staff Nurses/Auxiliary Nurse Midwives on the themes related to maternal and newborn healthcare.
The ninth issue of PAHAL provides glimpse of major activities carried out in the first quarter of 2021. Some of these activities include rolling out integrated counselling for RMNCHA and AFHC counsellors, activation of blood storage units, accreditation of new medical colleges for LSAS and EmOC courses, and social mapping of ASHA and Anganwadi workers’ area-alignment for enhanced community service delivery, among others.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) helps increase the knowledge and skills of the medical fraternity and remain adept with the latest medical and technological developments. This document provides an overview of the Regional Resource Training Centre (RRTC) intervention, an initiative involving medical colleges to support CME for improved MNCH outcomes among public sector doctors and facility health-care teams in Uttar Pradesh.
First Referral Units (FRUs) are required to be equipped with a specialized workforce that can manage all the major medical causes of maternal and neonatal deaths. The Buddy Buddy Model is an innovative policy initiative for activation of FRUs. It incorporates policy enablers for posting and leveraging available MBBS government medical officers trained either in Emergency Obstetrics or in Life Saving Anesthesia Skills, as a pair with complementary skills that are required to conduct C-section deliveries at inactive FRUs.