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Understanding causes and seeking interventions for child deaths: A case study for Adilabad - Andhra Pradesh PDF Print

The district of Adilabad has a significant tribal belt, having poor health and development indicators. In 2007 and 2008, the district succumbed to a succession of Malaria epidemics that killed several children. During that time, the people of Adilabad appealed to the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for interventional aid. NCPCR commissioned PHFI to investigate the issue of child mortality using a socio-ecological framework, within the broader context of child rights.

The study has been completed and the report has been submitted to NCPCR and WHO. Some of the recommendations of the study may be used for policy level negotiations, and while formulating the National Child Health Policy. The study has been presented at the 4th Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources For Health, Vietnam, November 2009 and at the Paniya conference organized by the Centre For Development Studies and Universite De Montre at Wayanad, in March 2010.

Principal Investigator: Sudha Ramani
Co – Principal Investigator: Nandita Bhan
Project Duration: 2009
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