29th November 2016
The Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme was launched throughout the country on 15th October, 1997. RCH II has been launched in April 2005 in partnership with the state governments, it is consistent with GoI’s National Population Policy-2000, the National Health Policy-2001 and the Millennium Development Goals. It is a comprehensive sector wide flagship programme, under the bigger umbrella of the Government of India’s (GoI) National Health Mission (NHM), to deliver the RCH targets for reduction of maternal and infant mortality and total fertility rates. RCH program aims to reduce social and geographical disparities in access to, and utilisation of quality reproductive and child health services.