This book presents a systematic mid-term evaluation of the processes of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), India’s biggest rural health program. Data from District Level Health Surveys (DLHS), National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) and Sample Registration System (SRS) as well as primary data collected from field surveys and interviews with health functionaries have been utilized for undertaking empirical analysis in the study. The book draws from data collected in field visits in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. After assessing the NRHM processes and progress achieved so far, it discusses important ground realities, identifies the gaps and bottlenecks in the implementation of the Mission and recommends corrective actions.
THIS BOOK presents the findings of a study to evaluate the functioning of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The report was put together at the request of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of india to an international Advisory Panel (IAP) for the NRHM. The IAP was constituted to provide broad policy advice to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on how best to achieve the key objectives of the Mission. The principal activity under this project was to conduct a systematic evaluation of the performance of the NRHM in selected states relying on a mix of inputs such as data already collected by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare since the launch of the NRHM; new survey data ...