The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) aims to provide for an accessible, affordable, acceptable and accountable health care through a functional public health system.
It is designed to galvanize the various components of primary health system, like preventive, promotive and curative care, human resource management, diagnostic services, logistics management, disease management and surveillance, and data management systems etc. for improved service delivery.
1. To provide effective healthcare to rural population throughout the country with special focus on 18 states, which have weak public health indicators and/or weak infrastructure.
3. To raise public spending on health from 0.9% GDP to 2-3% of GDP, with improved arrangement for community financing and risk pooling.
4. To undertake architectural correction of the health system to enable it to effectively handle increased allocations and promote policies that strengthen public health management and service delivery in the country.
6. Effective integration of health concerns through decentralized management at district, with determinants of health like sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, safe drinking water, gender and social concerns.