HealthPhone: Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA)
हिन्दी - मानक हिन्दी - Mānak Hindī - Hindi
Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are community health workers instituted by the government of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The mission began in 2005; full implementation was targeted for 2012. Once fully implemented, there is to be an ASHA in every village in India, a target that translates into 250,000 ASHAs in 10 states. The grand total number of Ashas in India was reported in January 2013 to be 863,506.