Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Mane Abhay B

Mane Abhay B
Department of Community Medicine, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College,
Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Review Article
    Strengthening Primary Health Care Through Asha Workers: A Novel Approach in India
    Author(s): Mane Abhay B and Khandekar Sanjay VMane Abhay B and Khandekar Sanjay V

    A primary health care-based health system should ensure universal coverage and access to services that are both equity-enhanced and acceptable to the population. Accredited Social Health Activist being the grass root level worker, the success of National Rural Health Mission in India depends on how efficiently is ASHA able to perform. ASHA plays an important role in reaching primary health to rural areas. She is an inevitable component in bringing health services to the grass root level by creating awareness on health and mobilizing the community towards local health planning. This has resulted into increased utilization of maternal and child health services. She has an important role in motivating people to use existing health care services and acts as a link between community and the health care system. She collaborates with local self governments .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000149

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