India’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Strategy

Publish Date: July 2014
Author: MCHIP
Language: English

The Government of India is committed to protecting the lives and health of women, adolescents, and children. At the Global Child Survival Call to Action: A Promise to Keep in 2012, India’s Honorable Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad assured the audience that India would remain at the forefront of the global war against maternal and child mortality. Eight months after the event, the Government of India held its own historic Summit on the Call to Action for Child Survival, where it launched “A Strategic Approach to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) in India.” Since that time, RMNCH+A has become the heart of the GOI’s flagship public health program, the National Health Mission (NHM).

The RMNCH+A strategy is based on provision of comprehensive care through the five pillars, or thematic areas, of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health, and is guided by central tenets of equity, universal care, entitlement, and accountability.

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