In 1992, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the United States Agency for International Development, New Delhi, began the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project (IFPS) under the management of the State Innovation in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFPSA), Lucknow. The goal was to reduce the fertility rate in Uttar Pradesh by expanding and improving family planning (FP) services. To achieve this, the IFPS project will support service innovations in the public sector and nongovernmental sectors and through contraceptive social marketing mechanisms. The Baseline Survey in Uttar Pradesh (BSUP) is being undertaken as one important component of the IFPS project. The BSUP is designed to provide information on fertility, FP, and maternal and child health care that will be helpful in monitoring and evaluating population and family welfare policies and programs. SIFPSA has designated the Population Council as the nodal organization responsible for providing technical guidance for the survey. The responsibility of conducting this multicentric survey in the district of Pithoragarh was given to the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur.
Satyanarayan, K., G. Giridhar, K.K. Gaur, R.B. Gupta, Bella C. Patel, M.E. Khan, and John Townsend. 1995. "District level baseline survey of family planning program in Uttar Pradesh: Pithoragarh," baseline surveys, Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project. New Delhi: Population Council, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, and SIFPSA.
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