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Posts by Zakir Husain

Herself, and her child: Are they worse off due to Covid-19?

Lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 led to loss of employment and income. They also created greater food insecurity, with women and children being more vulnerable to such shocks. In t...

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Saas, bahu, and ASHA: Information diffusion in rural Bihar

India has made significant progress in improving maternal and child health outcomes, and the contribution of ASHAs – female community health workers – in promoting healthcare-seeking behaviour is ...

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क्या राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण स्वास्थ्य मिशन ने बिहार में मातृ स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं के उपयोग में सुधार किया है?

बिहार सामाजिक-आर्थिक रूप से एक पिछड़ा राज्य है जिसका मातृ और बाल स्वास्थ्य सूचकों के संबंध में रिकॉर्ड लगातार खराब रहा है। यह लेख, स्वास्थ्य पर राष्ट्रीय पतिदर्श सर्वेक्षणों के आंकड़ों के आधार पर इस त...

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Has the National Rural Health Mission improved utilisation of maternal healthcare services in Bihar?

Bihar is a socioeconomically backward state with a persistently poor record with respect to maternal and child health indicators. Based on data from the National Sample Surveys on healthcare, this art...

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