This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Building on the gains of the National Health Mission, India’s RMNCH+A Strategy is a milestone in the country’s health planning. The strategy recognises the interdependence of RMNCH+A Interventions across life's stages and adopts a comprehensive approach to address inequitable distribution of healthcare services for vulnerable population groups and in poor-performing geographies of the country. Based on innovative approaches and management reforms, such as selection of poor-performing districts, prioritisation of high-impact RMNCH+A healthcare interventions, engagement of development partners and institutionalising a concurrent monitoring system the strategy is aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness within the public healthcare delivery system of the country. This review finds that the strategy has helped develop an integrated systems-based approach to address public health challenges through a comprehensive framework, defined priorities and robust partnerships with partner agencies. It also highlights that a lack of a robust monitoring and evaluation framework and sub-optimal focus on social determinants of health possibly limited its overall impact and ability to sustain improvements. This review can be a useful resource for policy makers. Click here to read the document.