National Urban Health Mission launched

Jan 20, 2014 15:22 IST

National Urban Health Mission was launched by the Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on 20 January 2014 in Bangalore.

image NUHM aims to

• Improve the health care status of the urban population particularly the poor and other disadvantaged sections.
• Strengthen public health care system.
• Involve the community and urban local bodies in healthcare delivery.
• Supplement the National Rural Health Under a unified National Health Mission.

Special Focus on

• Urban Poor Population living in listed and unlisted slums.
• All other vulnerable populations such as homeless, rag-pickers, street children, rickshaw pullers, construction site workers, sex workers and any other temporary migrants.


• 30- 100 bedded Urban Community Health Centres for cities above 5 lakh population.
• Urban Primary Health Centres for every 50000 population located within or near slums like settlements.
• Strengthening existing First Referral Units (FRUs), Urban Health Centres & Dispensaries in terms of human resources, equipment, medicines & consumables.
• Special outreach sessions for the most vulnerable sections of the urban population.
• One ANM is for every 10000-12000 population.
• One ASHA is for every 200-500 slums & urban poor households.
• Empowerment of communities through Mahila Arogya Samiti for every 50-100 slums & urban poor households.


• State Capital, District Headquarters and all cities, towns with population above 50000.
• Estimated 22.13 crore urban populations, including around 7.75 crore poor and vulnerable population.


National Urban Health Mission Formulated as a Sub-Mission under National Health Mission (NHM)





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