The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is part of a five-year, four country initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, and India. UHI India is a consortium of international, national, nongovernmental, and community-based organizations working together to improve the health of the urban poor, especially in the state of Uttar Pradesh. UHI is designed to be complementary to national and state health sector plans and goals. The initiative supports the implementation and scale-up of effective evidence-based strategies, as well as the testing of promising innovations.
The goal of UHI is to improve maternal and infant survival in urban settings, with an emphasis on strategies to expand access to and use of family planning.