Health and Wellness
Despite overall remarkable progress, health remains a critical area that needs improvement. When benchmarked against countries with similar levels of economic development, India lags on some critical health indicators. Moreover, there are huge disparities across States and Union Territories. According to Niti Ayog, with an overall Health Index Score of 28.61, Uttar Pradesh is the least performing State. This can be compared with the best performing State of Kerala with an overall score of 74.01, which is more than two-and-a-half times of the overall score of Uttar Pradesh.
As a health resource organisation, UPVHA is working in several areas of health domain.
HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest challenges world over in the recent decades.
According to an estimate one in every five person in Uttar Pradesh is a tobacco user and the state has the highest prevalence of throat and mouth cancer cases.
Abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal death all over the world. Abortion is also a highly contested issue in many places.
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. UPVHA partnered with Mylan for spreading awareness about Hepatitis C and its symptoms among public.
Implemented in 10 schools of Lucknow, the School Health Programme had mandatory and optional sessions for the children.