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National Health Policy - 2017 in Snapshot

Goals and objectives
• Life Expectancy
o 67.5 to 70 by 2025
o Track DALY index for all ds by 2022
o TFR reduce to 2.1 by 2025
• Mortality rates
o <5 MR to 23 by 2025
o MMR to 100/100000 by 2020
o IMR to 28 by 2019
o NNMR to 16 by 2025
o SBR to single digit “
• Reduce prevalence and incidence by 2020
o HIV 90.90.90
o Eliminate
1. leprosy 2018
2. kala azar 2017
3. lymphatic filriasis by 2017
o TB > 85% cure rate 2025
o Blindness to 0.25% by 2015
o Reduce mortality from lifestyle ds by 25% by 2025

• Health Services Utilization and Coverage
o PH usage by 50% by 2015
o ANC > 90% by 2015
o SBA >90% “
o Full immunization by one year age > 90%
o Met FP need >90%
o Control BP and HT 80%
o Capacity building of mental health care professionals

Health finance:
• Increase from 1.5% to 2.5%
• States spending on health > 8% of budget
• Reduce catastrophic expenditure on health: by 25%

Gender based violence (GBV):
Women‟s access to healthcare needs to be strengthened by making public hospitals more women friendly and gender–sensitive

Make in India:
Private domestic manufacturing firms/industry could be engaged to provide customized indigenous medical devices

Mainstreaming AYUSH

Anti-microbial resistance:
The problem of anti-microbial resistance calls for a rapid standardization of guidelines, regarding antibiotic use,

Medical Education:
The policy recommends strengthening existing medical colleges and converting district hospitals to new medical colleges to increase number of doctors and specialists, in States with large human resource deficit.
The policy recognizes the need to increase the number of post graduate seats.
The policy supports expanding the number of AIIMS like centers, biomedical and clinical research

Inter-sectoral Coordination with:
• Swachch bharat
• Regular exercise
• Tobacco, alcohol and drug legislation
• Nibhaya nari gender violence
• Reduce stress and increase safety
• Reduce work place stress
• Reduce indoor pollution

Application of Digital Health:
The policy advocates scaling of various initiatives in the area of teleconsultation which will entail linking tertiary care institutions (medical colleges) to District and Subdistrict hospitals

Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions:
Panchayati Raj Institutions would be strengthened to play an enhanced role at different levels for health governance, including the social determinants of health

GOI 2017. National Health Policy, 2017. MoHFW website. Available at: accessed on 10 December 2017