National Health Policy

The National Health Policy- 2017 was approved by the Union Cabinet, Government of India on 16 March 2017. This is India’s third National Health policy (NHP); earlier NHPs were released in 1983 and 2002. The goal of the NHP-2017 is to ‘achieve the highest possible level of good health and well-being for all Indians through a preventive and promotive healthcare orientation in all developmental policies, and to achieve universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence.’