Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
, commonly known as ANM, is a female health worker in India who is known as the first contact person between the
community and the health services. ANMs are regarded as the grass-roots workers in the health organisation pyramid. Their services are considered important
to provide safe and effective care to communities. The role may help communities achieve the targets of national health programmes.
The Malwa Group strives to provide continued leadership in non-traditional education with an emphasis on educating licensed practical nurses to advance
to the associate degree registered nurse level; to offer opportunities to men and women of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and to
those who might otherwise have been excluded from career advancement; to prepare graduates who benefit from their increased level of expertise; and to
provide the base for further professional education.
- Program Levels: Diploma
- Prerequisites: 10+2
- Program Length: 2 years
ANMs works at health sub-centres. The sub-centre is a small village-level institution that provides primary health care to the community.
The sub-centre works under the Primary Health Centre (PHC). Each PHC usually has around six such sub-centres. ANMs are expected to be
multi-purpose health workers. ANM-related work includes maternal and child health along with family planning services, health and nutrition
education, efforts for maintaining environmental sanitation, immunisation for the control of communicable diseases, treatment of minor injuries,
and first aid in emergencies and disasters.