The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UP TSU) is a consortium of health and development partners that support the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) in achieving its goals in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent (RMNCH+A) health, and nutrition. We believe that strengthening existing systems is the best way to ensure that women, children, families, and communities thrive through access to better health. Supporting government in planning, managing and assessing their own interventions is the heart of our approach. Accordingly, UP TSU staff are embedded within each level of the health system to support frontline workers (FLWs), health and program professionals in strengthening their day-to-day activities. Community Resource Persons (CRPs) and Nurse Mentors (NMs) are an important part of our wider strategy to support the GoUP in enhancing the quality and quantity of RMNCH+A services. CRPs mentor community frontline workers by building their skills and knowledge. Similarly, NMs provide clinical, peer-based support to Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Staff Nurses (SNs) in health facilities, and assist in facility strengthening. As agents of change, the stories of CRPs, NMs, and the FLWs whom they mentor illustrates how the UP TSU is supporting the GoUP to catalyse progress in RMNCH+A.

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To enhance maternal, newborn, and child primary care services at facilities, the TSU has deployed Nurse Mentors (NMs), who provide on-site mentoring and supportive supervision to staff nurses, ANMs, and pharmacists. NMs focus on improving service provider clinical competencies, infection prevention, inventory control, the referral system, coordination between facilities and front line workers, and documentation. NMs strengthen staff nurse and ANM’s birth attendance skills through teaching, case reviews, case studies, demonstrations, and modelling bedside patient care in mini skill labs that the TSU established in one CHC of each block of the HPDs. Read More... »


To promote a continuum of maternal and newborn care from households to facilities, the TSU deployed Block Community Supervisors, who

  • improve the quantity and quality of FLW outreach and follow-up,
  • strengthen communication between FLWs and facilities,
  • improve the quality and use of data at sub-centres

To ensure that the NHM’s FLWs— ASHAs— extend complete and correct health information and services to all women and children, the TSU’s ASHA Sangini Mentors mentor ASHA Sanginis, who further mentor ASHAs while they plan and conduct home visits Read More... »

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