The QoC subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to share key government initiatives to improve quality of care for newborns and children in Uttar Pradesh. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has been making large investments towards improving quality of care for mothers and babies in the state. Based on the recently released National Family Health Survey 2019-2021 (NFHS-5), this is starting to pay dividends. Compared with NFHS-4, the neonatal mortality rate has decreased from 45.1 to 35.7 per 1,000 live births and the infant mortality rate has decreased from 63.5 to 50.4 per 1,000 live births.
Speakers from the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Technical Support Unit led by the University of Manitoba shared success stories and data-informed approaches to quality improvement through capacity building.
- Dr. Ved Prakash, General Manager, Child Health, Uttar Pradesh National Health Mission
- Dr. Archana Verma, General Manager, Quality, Uttar Pradesh National Health Mission
- Dr. Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Indian Administrative Service, Executive Director, Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit, University of Manitoba
- Dr. Ravi Prakash, Deputy Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit, University of Manitoba
- Dr. Renu Srivastava, Strategy Director, Newborn and Child Health, Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit
- Dr. Lorine Pelly, Research Associate, Institute of Public Health, University of Manitoba