The National Health Mission was launched in 2005 and aimed at providing accessible, affordable and accountable quality health services to the poorest households in the remote parts of the country.
Expected outcomes from the program include reducing the Infant Mortality Rate to below 30/1000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate to below 100/100000 live birth. The mission aims at increasing the outreach of the health system from the sub-center level to village level by providing a trained and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) per 1000 population. The ASHA worker shall be a female ever married volunteer from the community selected by and accountable to the GRAM SABHA. The ASHA is trained by the Government and will receive only performance based incentive (no honorarium) for promoting community health services such as universal immunization, referral and escort services for reproductive and child health and other healthcare programmes.
The system captures the family planning, immunization, maternal and child health service delivery and drug dispensing details from the field. The key objective of the initiative is to digitalize the data of services provided by ANM to beneficiaries.