The National Health Mission or NHM is an India government-initiative to take care of the health-related requirements of rural areas that are under-served. It was launched by the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in April 2005. Earlier, the National Rural Health Mission or NHRM was launched as the program for rural health concerns especially in eighteen states that were marked out for having poor indicators of public health. In May 2013, the government decided to launch the National Urban Health Mission or NUHM as a sub-mission under the NHM. And, the NRHM became the other sub-mission under the NHM.