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.

Progress of NRHM so Far

Progress of NRHM so far

1. Data Sources and Basic Limitation

OUT OF the seven years of the NRHM from 2005–06 to 2011–12, four years have passed and the timelines for all major components of the program as explicitly stated in the NRHM Mission Document (2005) have passed. It is, therefore, a good time for stock-taking. In this section, we consider readily available secondary data to examine the progress made in NRHM in terms of the major components, strategies, institutional mechanisms, and impact on health outcomes. The secondary sources of data consist of (a) District Level Health Surveys (DLHSs) regularly conducted every 4–5 years since 1998, (b) National Family Health Surveys (NFHSs) conducted regularly, (c) Sample Registration System (SRS) surveys conducted regularly ...

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