Shobha S. Kowli

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The role of involving prospective fathers in the care of pregnant women attending the Mother Craft Clinic of the Malavani Health Center in Bombay, India was evaluated. Beginning in October 1982, pregnant women attending the Clinic were requested to ask their husands to meet the resident medical officer of the center who was available on the premises of the(More)
100% oral polio vaccine coverage was sought through household visits by health center personnel in a slum area in northwestern Bombay. Children up to and including 3 years of age comprised the target population. In the 2 1/2-year period following initiation of the vaccination campaign in September 1980, 83% of children in the target population were(More)
In 1979, the immunization coverage of children under 5 was 40% in Malavani, a slum of Bombay with 100,000 inhabitants. During the period 1980-87 the percentage of children receiving a 3rd vaccination dose against diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) and poliomyelitis increased from 66% in 1980 to 82% in 1983, and dropped again to 74% in 1987 resulting in an(More)
A study was undertaken to determine the sex discrimination in child rearing in an urban low socio-economic chawl type of community. Totally 1101 children in the age group of 0-14 years (631 females and 470 males) in 346 families selected at random were studied. It was found that educational and nutritional status of both the sexes were comparable but(More)