Lady Reading Health School
(Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
The purpose of the ANM/FHW course is to prepare an ANM to function at the community level/village with specific skills to fulfill the health needs of the community. She will be an active link between the community and the health care system.
Health is a fundamental human right. Maintenance of optimum level of health entails individual as well as social responsibility. However health can never be adequately protected by health services without active involvement of the community.
Lady Reading Health School (LRHS) believes that ANM/FHW plays a vital role in the health care delivery system. She should be sensitive and accountable to meet the health needs of the community. She should be able to provide accessible, equitable, affordable and quality health care.
ANM/FHW can act as a catalyst for promoting inter-sectoral convergence in promotive and preventive health care.
ANM training intends to prepare skilled and effective female health workers to achieve the goals of National Health Mission which aims at bringing about dramatic improvement in the health system and health status of the country. ANM/ FHW would be trained in community health skills to practice basic health care at a defined level of proficiency in accordance with local conditions and to meet local needs'. Further, the programme fits into the general educational pattern as well as nursing education system.