Navigation Links
Health project in India saved many mothers and children
Date:11/2/2012

Infant mortality has fallen by half, and the number of women who died from complications during pregnancy and childbirth by three-quarters. This is the result of a four-year health care project in one of India's poorest districts.

"We're overjoyed that mortality could be reduced with relatively simple means like mobile health care centres. It was successful because pregnant women and new mothers got the opportunity to actively seek care."

So says Siw Alehagen who, together with AnnaKarin Johansson, Orvar Finnstrm and Gran Hermansson all of Linkping University in Sweden and their Indian colleagues, is publishing the results in the journal Rural and Remote Health.

Alehagen, with a background as a midwife, and Johansson, a district nurse, are both researchers in nursing science. In 2004, the Indian organisation Pravara Medical Trust, the stergtland County Council and the Faculty of Health Sciences received funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to start an intervention study in the Ahmednagar district in central India.

The study covers 235 villages where more than half the inhabitants live under the Indian poverty line of 1,000 rupees (equal to 18.50 USD) a month, and where health care is at an extremely low level.

"In the most remote districts, there is neither access to nor demand for maternal and paediatric health care," Johansson says.

Three out of every four births took place in the woman's home. Almost five of every 1,000 pregnant women died in connection with childbirth, and 80 of every 1,000 newborns died before their first birthday. Over half of the children under five were malnourished.

The project was inspired by the Swedish model, with nurse-based maternal and paediatric clinics; the goal was to open nine permanent and five mobile primary care centres that could serve the most isolated villages. 385 Indian nurses, physicians, laboratory workers and social workers were empl
'/>"/>

Contact: Siw Alehagen
siw.alehagen@liu.se
46-010-103-1782
Linkping University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
2. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
3. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
4. Esophageal Cancer Surgery Can Leave Lingering Health Problems, Study Says
5. Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors Health: Study
6. Supporting LGB children may influence their long-term health, BU study finds
7. U.S. Spends Too Little on Public Health Initiatives: Report
8. Optimal care of bariatric surgery patients vital for long-term health and well-being
9. Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women
10. Unique approach needed to accurately assess health of young adult cancer survivors
11. Social ties have mixed impact on encouraging healthy behaviors in low-income areas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Health project in India saved many mothers and children
(Date:4/17/2014)... Experimental Biology and Medicine a multidisciplinary ... Paul Kenis in the Institute of Genomic Biology ... Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe their recent work on subcellular ... of cell functions including energy metabolism, signaling, and ... regulating normal cellular behavior, redox status has been ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a review published in the April issue of ... Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time to ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide ... occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight ... Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health without ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and ... (TBI) were compared to military personnel without TBI ... in measures of overall disability, cognitive function, post-traumatic ... reported in an article in Journal of ... Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014) The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s ... that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and ... the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac ... study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature ... controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... (BUSM) have discovered that the anti-seizure drug ezogabine, ... findings, reported in the American Journal of ... more effective treatments for alcoholism. , Excessive consumption ... of illness and death in the U.S. and ... productivity of workers and necessitating huge health care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Long-term effects of battle-related 'blast plus impact' concussive TBI in US military 2Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2
... and director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, ... Australia Leadership and Innovation Award. The award recognises ... as his leadership in promoting the value of health ... Hilton,s scientific career has focussed on the control of ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Overall outpatient ... 12 percent between 1999 and 2007, but alarmingly high ... antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers warn. The findings were ... Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in Washington, ...
... cardiovascular disease who have a genetic variation that diminishes ... standard daily dosage of this medication resulted in improved ... JAMA . The study is being released early online ... Association Scientific Sessions. "Variants in the CYP2C19 ...
... tolerability of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in male breast ... therapy early because of problems with side effects caused by ... published today in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology ... patients at their institution who had received tamoxifen for an ...
... New York State Senator Jeffrey ... Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University last ... Neurophysiology Laboratory . Several pieces of high-tech diagnostic and ... equipment and specialized video recording devices, were purchased through ...
... By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. ... at higher risk than brainiacs for later weight gain and added ... had the lowest IQs at about age 18 had higher waist-to-hip ... those IQ tests. It,s known that people with "apple-shaped" bodies, or ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Professor Doug Hilton wins Research Australia Award 2Health News:Increasing dosage of clopidogrel for patients with genetic variation improves response to medication 2Health News:Male breast cancer patients stop taking tamoxifen early because of drug-related side effects 2Health News:Male breast cancer patients stop taking tamoxifen early because of drug-related side effects 3Health News:State Sen. Jeff Klein launches Einstein's new lab 2Health News:Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline 2Health News:Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... report results for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, ... scheduled for release after the close of trading. ... a conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Dynamic Healthcare Services, Inc. ("DHS"), a portfolio company ... Progressive Home Medical Equipment, Inc. ("Progressive") of Clarion, ... the acquisition were not disclosed. Progressive is ... wide range of sleep, mobility, and respiratory products to customers ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , a manufacturer of ergonomically designed laboratory equipment for ... Japan to sell and service the Hitachi ... will utilize its network of sales professionals throughout the ... offer assistance in application use, product benefits and features, options and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 3NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: