Overview

UNDP works with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to strengthen the capacities of health care institutions to deliver timely and stigma-free health services across the country; and with communities to effectively demand and access entitlements.

Our Goals

The overarching goal of our work on health and development is to facilitate equitable access to basic services by strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access services, and of institutions to deliver quality, timely and stigma free services. We support government efforts to establish universal health coverage; reduce infant mortality; improve the quality of care for children and support capacity development for greater operational efficiency in service delivery. Read More

UNDP supports government efforts to establish universal health coverage; reduce infant mortality; improve the quality of care for children and support capacity development for greater operational efficiency in service delivery. [Photo: Ruhani Kaur/UNDP India]

Videos

 

Stories of Change

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Photo Essays

  • #IN2016: The Year in Review

    2016 has been a fulfilling year where we deepened our collaboration with central and state governments, launched several new exciting partnerships, and continued to support the transformational ideas that will ensure India realizes its dream of creating better lives for all its citizens. As we look forward to 2017, we reflect on the year gone by through the lens of the camera. more 

  • Caring for India’s Infants: Reducing Child Mortality

    The photo-essay details how since 2013, UNDP’s partnership with the Government of Norway is strengthening infrastructure and capacities to deliver newborn and child care; increasing community access to health care services and improving the quality of life of children with development difficulties. more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States

    In partnership with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the project aims to support Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) through designing and implementing an electronic vaccine intelligence network (eVIN), and strengthening the evidence base for improved policy-making in programmatic areas like procurement, vaccine delivery, sequencing and adoption of new antigens. more 

  • Increasing Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care for Vulnerable People

    In partnership with the Department of Aids Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, the project aims to reduce stigma faced by people affected by HIV and support improved access to entitlements and services through mobilizing communities and strengthening institutions on facilitating access to social protection and expanding coverage of HIV services to hard-to-reach men-having-sex-with-men and transgender groups. more 

  • Support to Improving Administrative Efficiency for Delivering Newborn and Infant Healthcare Services (NIPI)

    The project launched in 2013 as part of Phase II of the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) aims to reduce neonatal and infant mortality by strengthening capacities and improving access and utilization of public health services. It also seeks to accelerate the efforts of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to improve the availability and access of people to quality health care, especially those residing in rural areas, women and children. more 

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