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Comparative Status of Awareness and Practices about Maternal and Child Health of Sareni Block of Raibareli, Uttar Pradesh


  • Richa Kumari
  • Agency : Maternal and Child Health, RGMVP, Uttar Pradesh. MCH Services
  • Objective : The objective of the study was to identify difference in the awareness and practice of MCH services of the women residing in villages with different interventions like RGVMP and Ambedkar village. It was a cross sectional descriptive study. Purposive sampling was used to interview 110 women from 12 villages. The respondents included pregnant women, would be mothers and mothers of 0-2 year children.



  • Background :
    About 79% of the population of U.P. lives in villages and a large proportion of this population are socially and economically backward. There is a need to make them a part of developmental process and therefore, efforts are required to facilitate rural infrastructure development, hygienic living, better housing, better health services & family welfare, social security, land reforms and employment etc for this. To achieve these and over all development of rural community, government of UP has launched various developmental schemes. Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Vibhag and RGVMP are two such schemes which are currently being implemented in some parts of UP. Both these schemes are primarily working on maternal and child health issues. This study has attempted to see how the interventions under these two schemes affect the awareness and practices of the women of Sarni block of Raebareli district in Uttar Pradesh.






  • Methodology :
  • Findings : The key findings of the study were: 
    • In RGMVP villages there is 70% awareness and 60% practices of three ANC checkups  
    •  In RGMVP villages 67%women have the correct knowledge of taking iron pills but in non RGMVP villages it's near about 17% and less. 
    •  About 60% of women were aware that the child has to be breastfed within one hour of birth. About 50 percent of the women with kids actually practiced it.  
    •  Taken together, about 70% of the women from all four type of villages were aware that child should be exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months.

    Only in RGMVP intervention villages, women were able to tell the name of the diseases addressed by immunization which too was less, i.e., 2.4%. 220 in Eastern Europe. China, with 188 colleges, produces 1, 75, 000 doctors annually with an average of 930 graduates per college. There is an increase from 4.28 doctors per 10, 000 populations to 5.2 doctors per 10, 000. There is almost 100% change in nursing density per 10, 000 populations after 2005.



  • Recommendations : Not Available

    Conclusion: The presence of high concentration of colleges or institutes in a state does not guarantee a higher health workforce density in that state. A more recent figure from the WHO Global Atlas of the Health Workforce established a minimum HRH norm of 23 workers per 10, 000 populations. But as per our analysis it comes out to be 16 health workers per 10, 000 population still very far behind.

The objective of the study was to identify difference in the awareness and practice of MCH services of the women residing in villages with different interventions like RGVMP and Ambedkar village.