Gap & Gains : Citizen's Report on Health Programmes Implementation in India
September 16, 2011, New Delhi
The Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) has over the years been regularly engaging with health policies and programmes at the national and state level to ensure their effective implementation. This year is the penultimate year of the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission as well as the 11th Five Year Plan. Against the backdrop of the commitment of the UPA government to strengthen basic public services, this year offers a unique opportunity to review the implementation of various components of the NRHM programme at different levels. Over the last one year CHSJ, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, SRM University, Chennai and with the support of UNFPA, India, has been systematically building capacity in civil society organisations to conduct systematic but rapid assessment of health programme implementation at the grassroots level. Earlier in 2008-09, CHSJ along with Univeristy of Washington conducted the same programme, inputs of which were very well received and acknowledged by MOHFW.
We have organized a National Sharing Meeting on Citizen's Reports on Health Programmes Implementation. There was sharing done by various participating organizations of the findings from studies conducted across 8 states of the country. These studies have examined different aspects of NRHM, including health system strengthening, women’s experiences of receiving reproductive health services, maternal mortality and so on. The detailed report and study briefs can be found below.