Maternal and Infant Health Services Assessment in a Slum Resettlement Colony of Delhi

Vasudha Dhingra, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rini Joshi, Indian Institute of Health Management (IIHMR)
Faraz Naqvi, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Brian Chin, Harvard University

This case study presents a situational analysis of Madanpur Khadar, a slum resettlement colony of Delhi, and offers an assessment of existing maternal and infant health services provision and utilization. The study employs household surveys, focus group discussions with mothers, and detailed interviews of key stakeholders. The objectives of the paper are to: (1) examine the reproductive health status of mothers, who constitute a highly vulnerable group in Delhi slums, and (2) to assess the health services in terms of quality, affordability, accessibility, and acceptability. A range of viable recommendations are offered to government, international organizations, and civil society. This exploratory study is an important step to inform health policy, urban planning, and providers of public health services to uphold a minimum standard of health services provision for the slum resettlement colonies of Delhi.

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Presented in Poster Session 1