ACCESS Health India Invited to Evaluate Progress By the National Rural Health Mission

In India, the National Rural Health Mission is the federal government program in charge of providing accessible, affordable, quality health services to the poorest households in the remotest rural regions of the country. As part of the program’s efforts to constantly improve progress, the Indian governments set up a Common Review Mission, which is mandated to review and evaluate healthcare accessibility and affordability in rural India and to present all findings to state department heads and the National Rural Health Mission for feedback.

The Common Review Mission is an excellent example of how governments can incorporate the advice and expertise of policymakers and public health experts from various organizations in an effort to improve access to high quality healthcare and to highlight promising innovations. ACCESS Health India was honored to have been invited to participate in the twelfth Common Review Mission, along with other partners, in September.