This book presents a systematic mid-term evaluation of the processes of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), India's biggest rural health programme. 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. It discusses the challenges and successes of the Mission with the help of extensive field observations, data analysis and inputs from experts on health and nutrition sectors focusing on maternal, newborn and child health issues and chronic diseases.
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.
The book will be useful for all those concerned with the issue of health and public administration in general and rural health in particular, such as, NGOs, IGOs, journalists, columnists, public policy planners, civil servants, and other practitioners.
Statement on IAP Study - Ghulam Nabi Azad
Health Sector in Rural India
Progress of NRHM so Far
Health Indicators: Regression Results
Evaluation of NRHM: Sample Survey of CHCs and PHCs
Evaluation of NRHM: Sample Survey of ANMs, ASHAs and People's Participation
From the Field: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan
Reducing Under-5 Mortality
Concluding Remarks and Recommendations
This book exhibits good readability and logical sequencing of chapters. Its design and printing quality are also good. It will be useful for policy planners, project implementers, developmental workers and health practitioners.
Journal of Rural Development
Senior Development Advisor (Full Professor according to Columbia University norms) at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York and Director of the South Asian Program. He is also a member of the United Nations Millennium Project on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Over the last 14 years, Dr. Bajpai has been working at different U.S. universities beginning with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1992; Harvard University from 1995 to 2002 and since July 2002 till date at Columbia University. Dr. Bajpai worked at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations before moving to the Economics Department at MIT. Prior to his arrival at Columbia University, Dr. Bajpai worked for seven years at Harvard University, most recently at the Kennedy School of Governmentas Center for International Development leading the Harvard India Program and prior to that at the Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University. During this period, Dr. Bajpai also worked at MIT's Media Lab Asia (MLA) as a Senior Fellow. Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.Sachs is internationally renowned for advising governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa on economic reforms and for his work with international agencies to promote poverty reduction, disease control, and debt reduction of poor countries. He was recently named among the 100 most influential leaders in the world by Time magazine. He is author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books. Sachs was recently elected into the Institute of Medicine and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years at Harvard University, most recently as director of the Center for International Development. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees at Harvard University.