IMPACT Uttar Pradesh
Our Purpose in Uttar Pradesh
In India, about 50,000 women die every year from pregnancy-related causes, many of those deaths are preventable.
In rural Uttar Pradesh, WHP is focused on providing women with long-term contraceptive methods so they can choose if and when to get pregnant. For women who are pregnant, WHP provides prenatal care and birth preparedness information to help ensure a safe pregnancy and delivery.
200 Million People
Most Populous State
80% – 160,000,000
Live in Rural Communities
40% – 80,000,000
Live Below the Poverty Line
24% – 48,000,000
Unmet Need for Family Planning
Less than 25%
Maternal Mortality Rate
Neha, Health Provider
Supporting Women's Choices about Family Planning
WHP has built a Sky network of healthcare providers in UP to offer women with long-lasting family planning services. The Sky network relies on innovative public/private sector integration strategies that connect private providers, auxiliary nurse midwives, and existing community health providers to reach more women in underserved communities.
By joining the Sky network, providers can receive training and technical assistance and are linked with a reliable supply chain support. The Sky network also works to market its services, generate demand for family planning services, and provides a facility for ANMs to visit and provide family planning services to community members.
Five districts in Uttar Pradesh: Bahraich, Barabanki, Basti, Balrampur, and Gonda
Government of Uttar Pradesh, anonymous private foundation
Caring for Women During Pregnancy
In rural Uttar Pradesh, WHP invites existing community healthcare providers to join the Sky Network and encourage women to seek essential prenatal care to see them safely through pregnancy.
By joining the network, providers receive training on antenatal care, how to talk to women about their health, and are connected through WHP’s telemedicine network.
Through network connections, rural providers can easily consult with qualified doctors and refer women who need higher levels of care. WHP also facilitates partnership between public sector ANMs and Sky facilities, and trains all Sky providers in talking to women about long-lasting family planning services.
Three districts of Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, and Kannauj.
Merck for Mothers, Pathfinder International, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine