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.

Health Indicators: Regression Results

Health indicators: Regression results

WE BEGIN by considering the following 10 models for the five health indicators and their changes.

1. Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR)

1. IMR = f (ASHA/Pop., Villages/ANM, 24-hour PHC/Pop., % CHC as FRU, % 24-hours HFs, RKS/HF, % JSY Deliveries, Dummy for NHFS)

On the right hand side, we have all important interventions suggested in NRHM. This model aims to explain variations among states in the level of IMR in the year 2007. The second model explains the change in IMR (A IMR) between the observed value of IMR with NRHM and expected value of IMR without NRHM again in terms of the same set of interventions suggested in NRHM.

2. A IMR = f (ASHA/Pop., Villages/ANM, 24 hrs PHC/Pop., % CHC ...

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