The National Rural Health Mission in India: Its impact on maternal, neonatal, and infant mortality
KeywordsR Medicine (General)
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AbstractThe National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has been a watershed in the history of India's health sector. As a previously unattempted investment, governance, and mobilization effort, the NRHM succeeded in injecting new energy into India's public health system. A huge expansion of infrastructure and human resources is the hallmark of the NRHM action. Demand-side initiatives led to enhanced utilization of public health facilities, especially for facility births. The impact is visible. The Mission has brought Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 within India's grasp. Acceleration in infant and neonatal mortality reduction is especially notable. The NRHM has created conditions for the country to move toward universal health coverage.
Nagarajan, Shyama ; Paul, Vinod K. ; Yadav, Namrata ; Gupta, Shuchita (2015) The National Rural Health Mission in India: Its impact on maternal, neonatal, and infant mortality Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 20 (5). pp. 315-320. ISSN 1744-165X