Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) play major role in improvement of the health and
family welfare service. The millennium development goals can be achieved with their
active work (involvement) in the community. Infectious diseases such as HIV/ AIDS,
TB and Malaria can be prevented and health promotion can be strengthened for all
ages especially maternal and child health.
The National Rural Health Mission has been launched by Government of India to
bring about improvement in the health system and health status of the people,
especially those who live in the rural areas of the country. Some of the objectives of
the mission are universal access to public health care services with emphasis on
services addressing women and child health, sanitation, immunization, prevention and
control of communicable disease including locally endemic disease, access to
integrated comprehensive primary health care, population stabilization, gender and
demographic balance etc.
With this background the Indian Nursing Council revised the syllabus by having
series of consulation with various stakeholders. The components of skilled birth
attendant (SBA) and Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses
(IMNCI) has been integrated in the syllabus. Candidates who will qualify after the
implementation of the revised syllabus will be able to provide effective qualitative
primary health care services in the rural area effectively.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of Nursing experts and staff of
INC in the preparation of this document