assesses countries on SDG health performance, India ranks 143/188 behind countries like Sri Lanka (79), China (92), even war-torn Syria (117) and Iraq (128). Image Source: Community education (by AIIMS students) about mosquito-borne illnesses in a Delhi slum URL:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AII MS_slum.jpg#filelinks
worker in India who is known as the first contact person between the community and the health services. ANMs are expected to be multi-purpose health workers. Accredited social health activists (ASHA) ASHA are local women trained to act as health educators and promoters in their communities. She also act as a depot holder for essential provisions being made available to all habitations. Anganwadi workers Anganwadi workers provide care for newborn babies, antenatal care for pregnant women and ensure that all children below the age of 6 are immunized. Multipurpose Health Workers (MPW or MHW - Male and Female) MHW works for the delivery of preventive and promotive health care services to the community at the level of Sub-Health Centres.
4 PHCs with Specialised services Primary Health Centre (PHC) A Referral Unit for 6 Sub Centres 4-6 bedded manned with a Medical Officer Incharge and 14 subordinate paramedical staff Sub Centre (SC) Most peripheral contact point between Primary Health Care System & Community manned with one MPW(F)/ANM & one MPW(M)