Harsh Vardhan released the 14th National Health Profile


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Harsh Vardhan released the 14th National Health Profile

Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the 14th National Health Profile (NHP) 2019. The NHP was prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI).

14th National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 and its e-book on 30 October. NHP was released in the presence of Dr. Sanjay Tyagi, DGHS, Dr. Madhu Raikwar, DDG & Director (CBHI), and other Senior Officers from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Directorate General of Health Services. 

NHP 2019:

NHP profile covers information on demographics, socio-economic health status, health finance indicators, health infrastructure, and health of human resources across India. NHP data is important as it helps the government and authorities to understand and address the needs and issues of the people.
NHP's health finance section gives an overview of health insurance and expenditure on health, both public and Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOP), etc. Similarly, the human resources section of NHP provides an overview of the availability of manpower working in the health sector, while the health infrastructure section provides details of Medical and Dental Colleges, AYUSH Institutes, Nursing Courses, and Paramedical Courses, etc.
It provides a clear understanding of the goals, strengths, and weaknesses, and important means to strategize area-specific interventions. It will also enable policymakers to create evidence-based policies and aids the effective implementation of various schemes. The data will also allow the people who want to develop health interventions or programs that can utilize the data and come up with policy suggestions and unique solutions. 
The NHP provides vital health information under major indicators like demographic indicators like population and vital statistics, socio-economic indicators like education, employment, drinking water, housing and amenities, and sanitation and health status indicators like incidence and prevalence of common communicable and non-communicable diseases and Reproductive Child Health (RCH), etc. 

NHP e-book:

The e-book of NHP-2019 is a step towards achieving Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India. The digital documents give us an opportunity for a wider dissemination of information.

Benefits of NHP:

The 14th edition of NHP is the continuation of the publication since 2005. National Health Profile indicates that significant progress has been made in the country for various health outcomes, which is an encouraging sign.

Central Bureau of Health Intelligence:

Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) was established in 1961 by the Act of Parliament on the recommendation of the Mudaliar committee. It is the Health Intelligence Wing under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

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