International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Community Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022

Role of ASHA Workers in Andhra Pradesh - A Review Article

K. Usha Rani [2] | B. Padmaja | T. Mahammad Ismail

Abstract: According to 2011 Census, in Indian population 68.4% lived in rural areas. They depend on agriculture and nearly 45% people are living below poverty line. They are suffering with health, sanitation and education issues. To uplift their life standards there is a need to concentrate on the above three factors. The same conditions are prevailing in Andhra Pradesh. So, the government under the umbrella of the NRHM has primarily focused on strengthening rural health infrastructure, including the physical workforce and other facilities. One of NRHM's key interventions is the creation of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to act as liaisons between communities and the health system. Therefore, this study is focused on the role of ASHA workers and their contributions towards service of mankind and as a whole community. ASHA will be a community health activist, raising awareness of health and its social determinants, and mobilizing communities to increase access and accountability of community health programs and existing health services.

Keywords: Rural population, health, sanitation, education, ASHA, NRHM, service to mankind

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,

Pages: 985 - 987

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