RCH Flexi Foods Programme

The second phase of RCH program i.e. RCH II has been commenced from 1st April, 2005 the five year file 2010. The main objective of the program is to bring about a change in mainly three critical health indicators i.e. reducing total fertility rate, infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate with a view to realizing the outcomes envisioned in the Millennium Development Goals, the National Population Policy 2000, and the Tenth Plan Document, the National Health Policy 2002 and Vision 2020 India.

Maternal Health

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Child Health

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Family Planning

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Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health

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School Health Programme (Chirayu Yojana) << Click for details
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Salient features of RCH - II Program :

Adoption of Sector vide approach which effectively extends the program reach beyond RCH to the entire Family Welfare sector.

Building State ownership by involving states and UTs from the outset in development of the program.

Decentralization through development of District and State level need based plans.

lexible programming with a view to moving away from prescriptive scheme based micro planning and instead allowing States to develop need based work plans with freedom to decide upon program inputs.

Capacity building at the District, state and the Central level to ensure improved program implementation. In particular, the emphasis being on strengthening financial management systems and monitoring and evaluation capabilities at different levels.

Adoption of the logical frame works as a program management tour to support and outcome driven approach.

Performance based funding to ensure adherence to program objectives, reward good performance and support weak performers through enhance technical performance.

Pool financing by the development partners to simplify and rationalized the process of assessing external assistance.

Convergence, both inter sectoral as well as intra sectoral to optimize utilization of resource as well as infra structural facilities.


Vision Statement :
To provide equitable RCH services in particular and health services in general on a mission mode with the objective of bridging the spatial variations and achieving the goals set out in the state policy specifically and national policies at large by improving accessibility to quality services by improved and strengthened infrastructure facilities. The service provision would be attempted through a comprehensive approach through partnerships with private and civil society organizations, increasing public health investments, reducing gender discrimination and involving elected representatives and community at large.

Technical Objectives, Strategies (or interventions) and activities :

Reduce MMR from the present level 188 (AHS 2011) to below 100 by 2017
Reduce IMR from the present level of 37 per 1000 live births to 30 by 2017
To reduce the TFR from the current level of 2.55 to 2.1 by 2012
Increase modern CPR from the present level of 55% to 70% by 2012