National Health Mission (NHM) | PIB Summary

The National Health Mission (NHM) aims for attainment of universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services, accountable and responsive to people’s needs, with effective inter-sectoral convergent action to address the wider social determinants of health.

National Health Mission | Key programmatic components

  1. Health Systems Strengthening including infrastructure, human resource, drugs & equipment, ambulances, MMUs, ASHAs etc under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).
  2. Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Services (RMNCH + A)
  3. Communicable Disease Control Programmes
  4. Non-Communicable Diseases Control Programme interventions upto District Hospital level
  5. Infrastructure Maintenance- to support salary of ANMs and LHVs etc.

National Health Mission | Objectives

  1. Reduction in child and maternal mortality
  2. Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally endemic diseases.
  3. Access to integrated comprehensive primary health care.
  4. Population stabilisation, gender and demographic balance.


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