Urban Health Initiative

Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is a large-scale, global programme funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in four countries, namely Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal & India. It is focussed on improving reproductive health and family planning among the urban poor in intervention countries. UHI is being implemented by a consortium of international, national, and community based organisations.

HLFPPT worked as a consortium partner with FHI 360 and implemented UHI in 11 cities of UP (Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Kanpur, Varanasi, Moradabad, Mathura, Farrukhabad, and Lucknow). Key role of HLFPPT was Social marketing of condoms (Deluxe Nirodh, Rakshak) and oral contraceptive pills (Mala-D) in partnership with local NGOs and retailers.

The main goals of the project included a) Increased contraceptive use as a key intervention to reduce maternal and infant mortality b) Implementation of evidence-based strategies which are aligned with government schemes and programmes so that they are more likely to be replicated and scaled up to benefit greater numbers of people.

PERFORMANCE during FY 2012-13:

  • - 6.2 million pieces of condoms sold
  • - 2.3 lakh cycles of OCPs sold

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