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National Family Health Survey-4 (2015–16)

The fourth round of National Family Health Survey (2015–16) is discussed with a brief exposition of the trends in household environment and sanitation, fertility, child health and child mortality, nutrition, health, and status of women between 2005–06 (NFHS-3) and 2015–16 (NFHS-4).

The fact sheet of the fourth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) conducted during 2015–16, containing some key indicators that reflect the country’s present status on critical population and health indicators, was released in New Delhi on 1 March 2017 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW). This article explores key emerging issues with policy implications essential to monitor the country’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, particularly on population and health.

Four rounds of NFHS (1992–93, 1998–99, 2005–06 and 2015–16) have been implemented in India under the aegis of MHFW along with additional financial support from international organisations. As in the case of the earlier rounds, NFHS-4 is conducted by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai with technical support from the ICF International (US), and the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune, for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) component.

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Updated On : 27th Apr, 2017

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