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Urban Health (NUHM)

In order to effectively address the health concerns of the urban poor population, the Ministry launched a National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). It was approved on 1st May, 2013 as a sub-mission of National Health Mission (NHM). The approvals and releases under NUHM started from F.Y. 2013- 14 onwards.

NUHM aims to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services in urban areas, through Urban Primary Health Centers (U-PHCs), Urban Community Health Centers (U-CHCs) (which can act as first referral units), strong outreach services and accessible frontline health workers.

As per Census 2001, 28.6 crore people live in urban areas. The urban population has increased to 37.7 crore in 2011. Urban growth has led to rapid increase in number of urban poor population, many of whom live in slums and other squatter settlements thus putting greater strain on the urban infrastructure which is already overstretched. As per the United Nations projections, if urbanization continues at the present rate, then 46% of the total population will be in urban regions of India by 2030.

The National Urban Health Mission therefore aims to address the health concerns of the urban poor through facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing and strengthening of the existing capacity of health delivery for improving the health status of the urban poor.

Sl No Title Description Document Date
1 Guidelines for Organizing UPHC Services ( 944 KB ) 2018
2 Capacity Development Framework for Strengthening Implementation of NUHM ( 672 KB ) 2017
3 Guidelines and Tools for Vulnerability Mapping and Assessment for Urban Health ( 1408 KB ) 2017
4 Framework on Convergence-MoHWF, MoUD & Others ( 5251 KB )
5 Intersectoral Convergence under NUHM ( 2700 KB ) 2017
6 NUHM HRH Brochure ( 3605 KB ) 2017
7 Guidebook for Enhancing Performance of ANMs in Urban Areas ( 813 KB ) 2017
8 NUHM & Medical Colleges Collaboration to Strengthen Urban Health ( 2154 KB ) 2016
9 NUHM IEC/BCC Brochure ( 509 KB ) 2016
10 Thrust areas under NUHM for States-Best Practices Summit Tirupati ( 124 KB ) 2016
11 CP-Thrust Areas under NUHM for States ( 664 KB ) 2016
12 Induction Module for Mahila Arogya Samiti(MAS) English ( 2982 KB )
13 Operational Guidelines Conducting Outreach Sessions in Urban Areas ( 3844 KB ) 2015
14 Induction Module for Mahila Arogya Samiti(MAS) Hindi ( 6082 KB )
15 Making the NUHM work for the Urban Poor- Detailed Report ( 1871 KB ) 2014
16 Guideliens for ASHA and MAS in the Urban Context ( 2074 KB ) 2014
17 Framework of Implementation for NUHM ( 1366 KB ) 2013
18 NUHM NQAP Brochure ( 654 KB )
19 Cabinet Resolution ( 149 KB ) 2013
20 Draft - National Training Strategy for NUHM ( 223 KB )
21 Draft - Operational Guidelines for Conducting Outreach Sessions in Urban Areas ( 280 KB )
22 Executive Summary - Report Of TRG For NUHM ( 554 KB )
23 Report Recommendations Of TRG For NUHM ( 2126 KB )
24 Understanding Urban Health - Analysis Of Secondary Literature Data ( 1078 KB )
25 Framework for Implementation - National Urban Health Mission ( 1366 KB )
26 Understanding Urban Health - Guidelines Tool Kit ( 102 KB )
27 Ward Level Health Vulnerability Assessment Tool ( 76 KB )