Under National Health Mission, Child Health division, MoHFW, GOI has rolled out Home-
Based Care for Young Child (HBYC) Programme as an extension of the Home Based New
Born Care (HBNC) programme to promote evidence based interventions delivered in four
key domains namely nutrition, health, childhood development and WASH.
Under NHM, support to States/UTs is provided for five key programmatic components:
(i) Health Systems Strengthening including infrastructure, human resource, drugs &
equipment, ambulances, MMUs, ASHAs etc under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
and National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).
(ii) Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Services (RMNCH + A)
(iii) Communicable Disease Control Programmes
(iv) Non-Communicable Diseases Control Programme interventions upto District Hospital
(v) Infrastructure Maintenance- to support salary of ANMs and LHVs etc.
The objectives of NHM are summarised as under:
i. Reduction in child and maternal mortality
ii. Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable
diseases, including locally endemic diseases.
iii. Access to integrated comprehensive primary health care.
iv. Population stabilisation, gender and demographic balance.
v. Revitalize local health traditions & mainstream AYUSH.
vi. Universal access to public services for food and nutrition, sanitation and
hygiene and universal access to public health care services with emphasis on
services addressing women’s and children’s health and universal immunisation.
vii. Promotion of healthy life styles.
The NHM has been successful in accelerating the decline of Maternal Mortality Ratio
(MMR), Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Total Fertility Rate
(TFR). It has also achieved many of the disease control targets.
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