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Infant Mortality And Maternal Mortality Socio-Economic Causes And Determinants

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ISBN: 9788121210218    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 328        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Padma Seth is a post graduate and an L.L.B. from the Banaras Hindu University and an Advanced Diploma holder in Public Administration from the University of Manchester U.K....Read more
Description About The Author:- Padma Seth is a post graduate and an L.L.B. from the Banaras Hindu University and an Advanced Diploma holder in Public Administration from the University of Manchester U.K. She is a social worker, a legal researcher, practiced law and was Hony Magistrate first class. She was Director of the National Balbhavan from 1978-1990, and member of the National Commission for Women from 1992-98. She was a senior consultant to Unicef Head Quarters at Delhi from 1998-2002. She drafted many legal; bills and even gave evidence to the Standing Committees of Parliament. As member NCW, she initiated the Domestic violence bill and assisted the Courts on issues of women and children. The concept of CODIFICATION OF CRIMINAL LAWS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN drew wide attention. She was NGO delegate to the UN Status of Womens Commission and Official delegate to SAARC on child protection 2000 and 1996 respectively. Childrens Code draft bill was her latest contribution presented to Government. She has many UN and Indian research projects to her credit.Contents:- Contents, 1. Introduction 11, The Broad Methodology., 2. Infant Mortality 17, Aspects of Infant Mortality : A Social, Malaise--Social Profile--Economic Causes, and Determinants : Behind Infant, Mortality--Cultural Practices based on, superstition Tradition and Beliefs Imparted to, People by their Forefathers--Sociodemographic, Factors (Also called Maternal, Factors)--Environmental Factors--Lack of, Potable Water Supply is a Key Public Health, Issue--Role of Self Help Groups--All Visible, Constraints in Reduction of IMR--Role of, National Rural Health Mission--The, Infrastructure and Glaring Gaps--Lack of, Concern and Indifference of Villagers--To, Sum Up., 3. Maternal Mortality 47, What is Maternal Mortality--How do we, Assess the Status of Maternal Mortality--, Women and Health--Health Policies : How, far Effective?--National Compaign on Health, for all by 2008--The Official Assessment of, Maternal Mortality--Arrival of the National, Rural Health Mission 2005--Gender Bias, and Health Policy Mismatch?--Women, Health Care needs a Holistic Approach --, Some Landmark International Views--Socio-, Economic Causes and Determinants and, Perspective behind Maternal Mortality--The, Economic Dependence--Socio-Economic, Status of Women and Health--Economic, Status of the Family--Medical and Non-, Medical Factors Impact on MMR--, Reproductive Decision Making--Education :, A Positive Impact on Infant Survival and, Maternal Health--Rituals Endangering, Women's Lives--Food Taboos--Villagers, averse to Institutional Deliveries : Pre-Sex, Determination Tests Welcome--Beliefs and, Cultural Practices--Detrimental to the Health, of the Girl Child and Women--Gender, Violence and Maternal Mortality--Why, Women Resist to seek Medi-Care : Social and, Physical Distance-Big Barrier., 4. Lack of Empowerment of Women:, A Major Constraint 87, What is Empowerment?--Why this Pathetic, Situation is Continuing in Our Country?--, Some Helpful Efforts--What is Lack of, Empowerment?--Social Economic, Cultural, environmental Administrative, Nutritional, Health Delivery Services Detracting Women's, Empowerment., 5. Conclusions and Recommendations 99, Direct and Indirect Plan Schemes, deserve, Fresh Look and New Emphasis--Health, Service Delivery System and Allied, Infrastructural Issues--Role of Anganwadi, Workers and ANM's--Stepping Up of, Training and Mass Awareness Programmes--, NGO's can be Additional Trainers--The, 'Palna' or Cradle Baby Scheme. Our Prime, Recommendation to the Central and State, 8 Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality, Government--Some Additional Thoughts on, State-Local Health Related Inter-Face--Our, Recommendation on Some Legal Points, Concerning IMR and MMR--Women's, Empowerment : A Sure Recipe to Reduce IMR, and MMR--Women's empowerine a sure, recipe to reduce IMR/MMR--For a Successful, Health Service Delivery--Education :, Awareness and People's Empowerment--, Needed Strategies., Annexures 129, 1. Empirical Record Sample 2. Questionnaire, 3. Household Facility Survey 4. Parliament, Discussion on IMR 5. IMR/MMR Ratio 6. SRS, Bulletin. 7. Permission from the Planning, Commission for this Publication., Bibliography 311, Index 321About The Book:- The Health Care Systems In India Are Very Complex And Diverse. Besides, The Variety Of Systems Existing, The Age Old Family / Community Customs, Norms And Practices Are Widely Adopted. The Empirical Evidence Collected From Six States And 48 Villages Show That Faulty Infant Feeding Practices And Restricting The Diet Of The Pregnant And Lactating Mother Are Stumbling Blocks To Timely Health Care And Modern Medication. The Dogged Adherence To Superstition And Belief In Soothsayers And Ojhas Do Not Permit Women To Take To Rural Health Mission Infrastructure And Facilities. Besides, Ignoring The Socio-Economic Causes And Determinants To The Rising Infant Mortality And Maternal Mortality Has To Be Reviewed. Laying Emphasis On Pure Clinical And Medical Causes For Imr And Mmr Needs And Urgent Review By Planners. Womens Lack Of Empowerment Is Also A Vital Determinanat For The Status Of Imr And Mmr., About The Author:- Padma Seth Is A Post Graduate And An L.L.B. From The Banaras Hindu University And An Advanced Diploma Holder In Public Administration From The University Of Manchester U.K. She Is A Social Worker, A Legal Researcher, Practiced Law And Was Hony Magistrate First Class. She Was Director Of The National Balbhavan From 1978-1990, And Member Of The National Commission For Women From 1992-98. She Was A Senior Consultant To Unicef Head Quarters At Delhi From 1998-2002. She Drafted Many Legal; Bills And Even Gave Evidence To The Standing Committees Of Parliament. As Member Ncw, She Initiated The Domestic Violence Bill And Assisted The Courts On Issues Of Women And Children. The Concept Of Codification Of Criminal Laws For Women And Children Drew Wide Attention. She Was Ngo Delegate To The Un Status Of Womens Commission And Official Delegate To Saarc On Child Protection 2000 And 1996 Respectively. Childrens Code Draft Bill Was Her Latest Contribution Presented To Government. She Has Many Un And Indian Research Projects To Her Credit., Content:- Contents, 1. Introduction 11, The Broad Methodology., 2. Infant Mortality 17, Aspects Of Infant Mortality : A Social, Malaise--Social Profile--Economic Causes, And Determinants : Behind Infant, Mortality--Cultural Practices Based On, Superstition Tradition And Beliefs Imparted To, People By Their Forefathers--Sociodemographic, Factors (Also Called Maternal, Factors)--Environmental Factors--Lack Of, Potable Water Supply Is A Key Public Health, Issue--Role Of Self Help Groups--All Visible, Constraints In Reduction Of Imr--Role Of, National Rural Health Mission--The, Infrastructure And Glaring Gaps--Lack Of, Concern And Indifference Of Villagers--To, Sum Up., 3. Maternal Mortality 47, What Is Maternal Mortality--How Do We, Assess The Status Of Maternal Mortality--, Women And Health--Health Policies : How, Far Effective?--National Compaign On Health, For All By 2008--The Official Assessment Of, Maternal Mortality--Arrival Of The National, Rural Health Mission 2005--Gender Bias, And Health Policy Mismatch?--Women, Health Care Needs A Holistic Approach --, Some Landmark International Views--Socio-, Economic Causes And Determinants And, Perspective Behind Maternal Mortality--The, Economic Dependence--Socio-Economic, Status Of Women And Health--Economic, Status Of The Family--Medical And Non-, Medical Factors Impact On Mmr--, Reproductive Decision Making--Education :, A Positive Impact On Infant Survival And, Maternal Health--Rituals Endangering, Women'S Lives--Food Taboos--Villagers, Averse To Institutional Deliveries : Pre-Sex, Determination Tests Welcome--Beliefs And, Cultural Practices--Detrimental To The Health, Of The Girl Child And Women--Gender, Violence And Maternal Mortality--Why, Women Resist To Seek Medi-Care : Social And, Physical Distance-Big Barrier., 4. Lack Of Empowerment Of Women:, A Major Constraint 87, What Is Empowerment?--Why This Pathetic, Situation Is Continuing In Our Country?--, Some Helpful Efforts--What Is Lack Of, Empowerment?--Social Economic, Cultural, Environmental Administrative, Nutritional, Health Delivery Services Detracting Women'S, Empowerment., 5. Conclusions And Recommendations 99, Direct And Indirect Plan Schemes, Deserve, Fresh Look And New Emphasis--Health, Service Delivery System And Allied, Infrastructural Issues--Role Of Anganwadi, Workers And Anm'S--Stepping Up Of, Training And Mass Awareness Programmes--, Ngo'S Can Be Additional Trainers--The, 'Palna' Or Cradle Baby Scheme. Our Prime, Recommendation To The Central And State, 8 Infant Mortality And Maternal Mortality, Government--Some Additional Thoughts On, State-Local Health Related Inter-Face--Our, Recommendation On Some Legal Points, Concerning Imr And Mmr--Women'S, Empowerment : A Sure Recipe To Reduce Imr, And Mmr--Women'S Empowerine A Sure, Recipe To Reduce Imr/Mmr--For A Successful, Health Service Delivery--Education :, Awareness And People'S Empowerment--, Needed Strategies., Annexures 129, 1. Empirical Record Sample 2. Questionnaire, 3. Household Facility Survey 4. Parliament, Discussion On Imr 5. Imr/Mmr Ratio 6. Srs, Bulletin. 7. Permission From The Planning, Commission For This Publication., Bibliography 311, Index 321
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