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Voluntary Action in Health and Population
The Dynamics of Social Transition

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January 2000 | 276 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
'The main strength of the book is that it is a collection of credible field studies conducted in geographically specific areas (Indian states), thus each chapter has a particular focus beyond which it does not stray' - Omar A. Khan, Contemporary South Asia

Bringing together fourteen case studies from action research projects undertaken by voluntary organizations in India, this book analyzes the dynamics of social change, the factors that lead to success and the problems encountered. The book's concern is with community particiption and the need for education as being critical in bringing about change in health behaviour.


K Srinivasan
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: INFANT MORTALITY AND FERTILITY
 
Introduction
Amita Bardhan
Accelerating the Decline of Infant Mortality and Fertility in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh
Ravindra Nath Gupta
Accelerating the Decline of Infant Mortality and Fertility
Tehri Garwhal, Uttar Pradesh  
Sunil Misra
Accelerating the Decline of Infant Mortality and Fertility
The Case of Tikabali, Orissa  
 
Implications
 
PART TWO: INTEGRATED HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS
 
Introduction
Nirmal Sawhney
Sanrachna
The Integrated Health and Development Project, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh  
Sunil Misra
The Integrated Health and Development Project in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Nav-Chetna  
Mohan Advani and R C Swarnkar
Intensifying Family Planning Activities through Integrated Family Planning, Health and Social Development, Tonk, Rajasthan
 
Implications
 
PART THREE: FERTILITY, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RESPONSIBLE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IN URBAN SLUMS
 
Introduction
K Ramachandra Sastry
Promoting Responsible Sexual Behaviour among Youth in Bangalore, Karnataka
K Sureender
Health and Family Welfare through Community Participation
Dharavi Slums, Bombay, Maharashtra  
Ramamani Sundar
The Fertility Reduction Project in a Low-Income Resettlement Colony, New Delhi
C R Prasad Rao and A Usha
Reducing Fertility among Women in Inner City Slums, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
 
Implications
 
PART FOUR: FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN THE ORGANIZED SECTOR
 
Introduction
Shanta Venkataraman
Community-Based Reproductive Health Network, Faridabad, Haryana
Amita Bardhan
Promoting Reproductive Health in the Organized Sector, Kota, Rajasthan
Ravindra Nath Gupta
Promoting Methods of Spacing among Women Industrial Employees
Solan-Kalka Industrial Complex, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh  
 
Implications
 
PART FIVE: INVOLVEMENT OF INDIGENOUS RESOURCE PERSONS IN THE PROMOTION OF FAMILY PLANNING
 
Introduction
Ravi K Verma
Family Planning through Practitioners of the Indian System of Medicine (Involvement of Rural Medical Practitioners), Udaipur, Rajasthan
 
Implications
 
PART SIX: IN RETROSPECT
Sunil Misra
Critical Areas for Action
 
PART SEVEN: CONCLUSION
Sunil Misra
Non-Government Organizations as Catalysts of Change

'The main strength of the book is that it is a collection of credible field studies conducted in geographically specific areas (Indian states), thus each chapter has a particular focus beyond which it does not stray' - Omar A. Khan, Contemporary South Asia

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