Determinants of childhood mortality and morbidity in urban slums in India

Awasthi, Shally and Agarwal, Siddharth (2003) Determinants of childhood mortality and morbidity in urban slums in India. Indian Pediatrics, 40 (12). pp. 1145-1161. ISSN 0019-6061

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Abstract

The large and continuous increase in India’s urban population and the concomitant growth of the population residing in slums has resulted in overstraining of infrastructure and deterioration in public health. The link between urbanization, a degraded environment, inaccessibility to healthcare and a deteriorating quality of life is significant and particularly evident in the sharp inequities in IMR if one looks at urban specific studies. It is hence, germane to address the appalling inequalities in the distribution and access to basic amenities and health services with a focus on enhanced service coverage, improved sanitation and water supplies and mobilization of community action for effectively mitigating the childhood death and disease burden in urban slums.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:This article is the part of a special series on urban child health in India initiated by the USAID-supported Environmental Health Project in collaboration with Indian Academy of Pediatrics(IAP). This series of articles is published in "Indian Pediatrics", a peer-reviewed journal of the IAP
Uncontrolled Keywords:childhood mortality, morbidity, urban slums
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Environment and Public Health > Public Health
ID Code:401
Deposited By:Mr Jack Eapen
Deposited On:28 July 2005

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