The National Health Mission (NHM) encompasses its two Sub-Missions, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). 

Objective: The main programmatic components include Health System Strengthening, Reproductive-Maternal- Neonatal-Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A), and Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases. The NHM envisages achievement of universal access to equitable, affordable & quality health care services that are accountable and responsive to people’s needs.

The broad objectives of National Health Mission includes the following 

  1. Reduce MMR to 1/1000 live births 
  2. Reduce IMR to 25/1000 live births 
  3. Reduce TFR to 2.1 
  4. Prevention and reduction of anaemia in women aged 15–49 years 
  5. Prevent and reduce mortality & morbidity from communicable, non- communicable; injuries and emerging diseases 
  6. Reduce household out-of-pocket expenditure on total health care expenditure 
  7. Reduce annual incidence and mortality from Tuberculosis by half 
  8. Reduce prevalence of Leprosy to <1>
  9. Annual Malaria Incidence to be <1>