Thursday, March 30, 2017

Some good news from India:NRHM

Is NRHM the most successful healthcare program in the world? By Gulzar Natarajan:
"In the dismal world of pervasive program failures in development, India's National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) should stand out as a heartening positive deviance. While it is undeniable that there are fundamental problems like poor quality of health care, which need systemic reforms that go beyond a single program, the NRHM has helped achieve significant improvements in a broad spectrum of health outcomes - maternal and child mortality - and outputs - immunisation, ante-natal care, institutional deliveries etc. 

The most striking indicator is the near doubling of institutional deliveries over a ten year period."

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