Indian pediatrics - Environmental Health Project

Awasthi, Shally ; Agarwal, Siddharth (2003) Indian pediatrics - Environmental Health Project Indian Pediatrics, 40 . pp. 1145-1161. ISSN 0019-6061

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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.

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Keywords:Childhood Mortality; Urban Slum
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