Improved outreach service delivery through Urban Health and Nutrition Days (UHNDs) and Model Anganwadis

  • HUP programme has developed a model of outreach service delivery known as UHND on the lines of Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND) under NRHM for promoting convergence among the Departments of Health and Family Welfare and Women and Child Development.
  • HUP is also experimenting with a model of extended UHNDs to include screening and referral for non-communicable diseases.
  • Further, there is a commitment from the government to scale up UHNDs to cover all the un-served areas of the city.
  • Ten anganwadis have been upgraded to model anganwadis. The upgradation package included infrastructure development, equipment's and preschool material. One of the major components under the initiative was improving the soft skills of the anganwadi staff. In this regard, four trainings were conducted on pre-school education and child development, water sanitation and hygiene, malnutrition and anaemia and adolescent health.
  • In Pune, HUP was able to initiate UHNDs on a pilot basis in two sites in September, 2012 which were scaled up to ten sites in January, 2013.
  • Highlights: The first batch of 317 adolescent girls trained on self-defence and got certified by Parivartan Cell of Delhi Police.
  • Highlights: 70,000 community members indirectly engaged on the subject of girls' safety
  • Highlights: 8,327 adolescent girls and 1,397 boys have been engaged through various community activities of the project
  • Highlights: In Hyderabad, Plan currently works in 25 slum clusters supporting 25,960 persons, out of which, 5,796 are girls and 5,388 are boys.
  • Highlights: The total number of sponsored children in Bihar is 9,731, out of which 7,878 (81%) are girls.
  • Highlights: Plan in Odisha supports more than 15,333 girls and 17,122 boys with its projects and programmes.
  • Highlights: At present, Plan programmes touch the lives of 92,000 families in approximately 820 Panchayats across 8 districts in Rajasthan.
  • Highlights: Plan reaches more than 89,078 girls and 93,167 through its projects and programmes in Delhi.


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