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An Overview of Key Indicators of HMIS: Experiences with Haryana

Tarun Bala

Reducing maternal and child mortality is the most important goal of the National Rural Health Mission. Indian government has worked towards its commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.  Huge investments are being made by Government of India to achieve these goals. A well framed roadmap is being developed for accelerating child survival and improving maternal health and 16 indicators is selected for this purpose. The improvement in these indicators shows the way towards the achievement of MDGs.  India has made considerable progress over the last few years since NRHM in the area of maternal and child health, which was further accelerated after introduction of RMNCHA+ () strategy which appropriately directs the states to focus their efforts on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged sections of the society in the country. Main focus is healthy mothers and child. It also emphasizes on the need to reinforce efforts in those poor performing districts that have already been identified as the high focus districts. ‘Continuum care’ is required to have equal focus on various life stages.  Improvement in these indicators provide an understanding the importance of ‘continuum of care’ to ensure equal focus on various life stages. Some low performing districts had shown an improvement over period of time in its RMNCHA+ indicators.

Key indicators of HMIS. Health indicators in Haryana, RAMNCHA+ Approach
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