About NRHM

About NHM

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in Uttrakhand with a view to bring architectural correction of the health system to enable it to effectively handle increased allocations and promote policies that strengthen public health management and service delivery. It aims to improve the health status of the people, especially those who live in the villages/ inaccessible areas. The vision is to provide universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services which is accountable at the same time responding to the needs of the people. The programme is funded by Government of India and State Government. NRHM covers the entire country, with special focus on some states where the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems and thereby improve key health indicators is the greatest. The mission envisions targeting especially rural/ tribal people, poor women and children for providing equitable, affordable, accountable and effective primary health care. DHAP contains situational analysis of the district, objectives and interventions, work plan and budgets and an M&E plan including training plan, BCC plan and Logistics systems plan. After formulation of each DHAP it will be appraised and approved at state level and will be guiding document for implementation, monitoring & evaluation of NRHM activities in the district..

NHM has 6 financing components

  • 1. Maternal Health
  • 2. Child health
  • 3. Family planning
  • 4. RBSK
  • 5. RKSK
  • 6. Immunization.
  • 7. NRHM Additionalities

Within the broad national parameters and priorities, states would have the flexibility to plan and implement state specific action plans. The state PIP would spell out the key strategies, activities undertaken, budgetary requirements and key health outputs and outcomes.