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.

Evaluation of NRHM: Sample Survey of CHCs and PHCs

Evaluation of NRHM: Sample survey of CHCs and PHCs

IN CHAPTER 4, we used a large amount of quantitative data from several secondary sources including the official NRHM-MIS to review the performance of NRHM so far. Numerous indicators of health inputs, outputs and outcomes were used to assess the impact of NRHM on the rural Indian health scene. This assessment expectedly had to be largely quantitative in nature. The last section on multi-variate analysis of selected health output and outcome indicators with major interventions envisaged under NRHM threw some unexpected and perverse signs with statistical significance. In order to gain better insight into the working of NRHM on the ground level, qualitative aspects generally not captured in ...

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