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

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HEALTH-Safety Net Approach

attention on the motherprophylaxis against anaemia among lactating mothers and among children for Vitamin A deficiency, 'dai' training and oral rehydration therapy. In short, the considerable literature on what must be the mosteffectivecomponents of the MCH programme has been selectively incorporated. For example, literature showing that the nutritional supplements to pregnant mothers do not influence birth-weight has led to the abandonment of the approach and now the narrow objective is to prevent anaemia among lactating mothers. Moreover, notwithstanding the adoption of the reproductive health strategy, whatever its merits and demerits, the central health budget does not record a separate component for it.

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