The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) aims to improve the health status of the urban population in general, but particularly of the poor and other disadvantaged sections, by facilitating equitable access to quality health care through a revamped public health system, partnerships, community based mechanism with the active involvement of the urban local bodies.


The NUHM would strive to put in place a sustainable urban health delivery system for addressing the health concerns of the urban poor. The NUHM proposes to measure results at different levels with a long term as well as intermediate term view.

Process/Throughput Level Indicators

  • Number cities/population where Mission has been initiated
  • Number of City specific urban health plans developed and operationalised
  • Number of City specific urban health plans developed and operationalised
  • Number of Cities/population with all slums and facilities mapped
  • Number of Slum/ Cluster level Health and Sanitation Day
  • Number of MAS formed
  • Number of U-PHCs with Programme Managers
  • Number of ASHAs trained and functioning

Output Level Indicators

  • Increase in OPD attendance
  • Increase in BPL referrals from U-PHCs/ referral availed
  • Increase in institutional deliveries as percentage of total deliveries
  • Increase in complete immunization among children less than 12 months
  • Increase in case detection for malaria through blood examination
  • Increase in case detection of TB through identification of chest symptomatic
  • Increase in referral for sputum microscopy examination for TB
  • Increase in number of cases screened and treated for dental ailments
  • Increase in ANC check-up of pregnant women
  • Increased Tetanus toxoid (2nd dose) coverage among pregnant women
  • Strengthened civil registration system to achieve 100% registration of births and deaths

Impact level focus on urban poor

  • Reduce IMR by 40 % (in urban areas) – National Urban IMR down to 20 per 1000 live births by 2017
    1. 40% reduction in U5MR and IMR
    2. Achieve universal immunization in all urban areas.
  • Reduce MMR by 50 %
    1. 50% reduction in MMR (among urban population of the state/country)
    2. 100% ANC coverage (in urban areas)
  • Achieve universal access to reproductive health including 100% institutional delivery
  • Achieve replacement level fertility (TFR 2.1)
  • Achieve all targets of Disease Control Programmes
Designed and Initiated by the : Urban Health Initiative