ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Public Health: Historical Experience

Social scientists, activists and medical practitioners engaged in a multi-disciplinary dialogue on the legacy of public health in India and its present challenges in a recent seminar in Kolkata.

Rural Health Care in West Bengal

Health care institutions in West Bengal are in a state of flux, with new privatisation initiatives proposed by the World Bank posing a direct contrast to still-existing not-for-profit, traditional health systems. This essay based on a field study in West Bengal's Birbhum district looks at the dichotomy that prevails in rural health care initiatives, the juxtaposition of private vs public health care systems, and probes the villagers' resistance to innovations and the enduring popularity of traditional institutions.

Picture of Women s Health-Three Stories

Three Stories Krishna Soman Although official surveys are yet to substantially capture the poor health status of women, there is increasing evidence that the interplay of a number of social forces, outside the health sector, combine to limit women's opportunities for improving their health status.

Trends in Maternal Mortality

Krishna Soman The failure of the maternal and health care programme is clearly evident in the largely unchanged pattern of maternal deaths in rural India over the years where avoidable causes continue to account for a large proportion of such deaths.

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