Whopping rates of
Urbanization has posed a serious threat
to the life of the commoner in urban
slums of Bhubaneswar. The Temple city
has experienced tremendous growth in
slum population (about 78%) in the last
decade especially post super cyclone,
which led to huge migration from rural
to urban areas .The slum survey
conducted by BMC in 2008 identified a
total of 377 slums in the city of
Bhubaneswar containing about 60,126
households and about 308,614
populations. Significant proportion of
the urban population lives in slums or
slum- like conditions, which seriously
compromise health and sanitary
conditions, putting them at a much
higher morbidity and mortality risk than
non-slum population PFI entered into a
partnership with USAID to start a
comprehensive Health of the Urban Poor (HUP)
Project, implemented by OVHA in
Bhubaneswar from October 2011.
Goal Of HUP:
improve the health status of the urban poor by
adopting effective, efficient and sustainable
strategic intervention approaches, adopting the
principle of convergence of the various
Quality Technical Assistance to the
GOI, states and cities for effective
implementation of the proposed
National Urban Health Mission (NUHM)
or ongoing Urban Health component of
Partnerships in Urban Health
including engaging the commercial
sector in PPP activities.
convergence of different GOI urban
health and development efforts.
urban planning initiatives by the
state through evidence-based city
level demonstration and learning
implementation started from oct-2011 in
42 slums, 16 of which come under UHC
area and 26 slums comes under Non UHC
area with the objective of spreading
awareness on MNCHN and WATSAN. HUP team
has 14 staff comprising with 12 CCs, 1
Project Coordinator & 1 part time
representative of community group/
and capacity building of link worker
on WASH & Nutrition.
community & service providers on
MNCHN & WATSAN on the
following-Nutrition, Breast feeding
day, world waters day and safe
Advocacy programs: Street Play;
Exhibitions on Nutrition &WASH.
Health Resource Mapping.
best performance community role
model Word coordination
Group/Community Meeting on
identification of issues.
Program Review & Strategy Planning
Meeting for HUP Staff.
program has created awareness among the
community people based on how to use
safe drinking water, Care of Mother and
Child health, fully immunization,
Nutrition and linkages with health
providers at their areas. The
availability of health facilities which
will be ensure by the MAS.
Strengthening of Word Coordination
Committee and involvement of stake
awareness for IEC activities.
MCH activities and ensure the
services should reach to the urban
MAS in monthly regular meeting on
Identified issues related MNCHN &WATSAN.
building of Health providers , Link
Workers on WASH &Nutrition.