Maternal health in underserved tribal India
In Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters’ new Issue about the Impact of politics on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Amit Sengupta publishes a new piece on maternal health in tribal-rural India.
Here, the introduction of article:
"Maternal mortality has declined in many countries across the world over the decades, including in India, but the decline has been sub-optimal in resource poor and tribal-rural regions.
Remoteness and lack of modern amenities in such regions discourages trained personnel from locating themselves in such areas, leading to neglected health services, including sub-optimal health promotion activities. This exacerbates the distrust of the health system and evidence-based medical interventions, which exists amongst the marginalised populations living in these areas. We describe our experience of implementing a behaviour change intervention to improve the use of maternity services in a rural tribal area in India in a population of 80,000 over five years between 2012 and 2017..."
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