Misson Parivar Vikas for intensive and improved family planning services.
Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare launched Mission Parivar Vikas where vulnerable districts in the country will be targeted for intensive and improved family planning services.
Mission Parivar Vikas function in 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates in the country.
These 145 districts are in the seven high focus, high TFR states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam that constitute 44% of the country’s population.
Mission Parivar Vikas – Objective
To accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies within a rights-based framework.
These 145 districts have been identified based on total fertility rate and service delivery (PPIUCD and Sterilization performance) for immediate, special and accelerated efforts to reach the replacement level fertility goals of 2.1 by 2025.
145 districts have TFR of more than/equal to 3.0 (56% of the 261 districts in the 7 HFS) and are home to 28% of India’s population (about 33 Crores).
However, only 22% of India’s protected couples and 40% of India’s couples with unmet need reside in these districts.
These districts also have a substantial impact on maternal and child health indicators as about 25-30% of maternal deaths and 50% of infant deaths occur in these districts Moreover, 115 of these districts (79%) have high percentage of adolescent mothers.
The key strategic focus of this initiative will be on improving access to contraceptives through delivering assured services, dovetailing with new promotional schemes, ensuring commodity security, building capacity (service providers), creating an enabling environment along with close monitoring and implementation.
Social franchising is expected to make family planning more efficient and equitable, increase coverage and reach, and reduce operational burden on the government.
It will also help improve access to essential services due to unavailability or shortage of public providers
A software Family Planning Logistics Management Information System (FP-LMIS) designed to provide information on the demand and distribution of contraceptives to health facilities and ASHAs to strengthen the supply chain management.