• Reduction in child and maternal mortality
  • Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally endemic diseases.
  • Access to integrated comprehensive primary health care.
  • Population stabilisation, gender and demographic balance.
  • Revitalize local health traditions & mainstream AYUSH.
  • Universal access to public services for food and nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and universal access to public health care services with emphasis on services addressing women’s and children’s health and universal immunisation.
  • Promotion of healthy life styles.


  • It is a major instrument of financing and support to the States to strengthen public health systems and healthcare delivery. This financing to the States is based on the State’s Programme Implementation Plan (PIP).
  • 2 sub schemes under it o National Rural Health Mission o National Urban Health Mission
  • States that show improved progress made on key Outcomes/Outputs such as IMR, MMR, Immunization, number and proportion of quality certified health facilities etc. will be able to receive additional funds as incentives.
  • It also focuses on Health System Strengthening, Reproductive Maternal-Neonatal-Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) and Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases.

National Level- Mission Steering Group (MSG) headed by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and an Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) headed by Union Secretary for Health & FW.

State Level:- State Health Mission headed by the Chief Minister of the State

District Level:- inter – sectoral District Health Plan prepared by the District Health Mission,

Village Level:-  Village Health & Sanitation Samiti (at village level consisting of Panchayat Representative/s, ANM/MPW, Anganwadi worker, teacher, ASHA, community health volunteers

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