T K Sundari Ravindran

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The social services provided in any country are determined by resource allocation. How money is spent, the way in which programmes are organised, and the services that are prioritised can have important implications for health, including the sexual and reproductive health of men and women. Choices in how resources are allocated are influenced by a number of(More)
Using data from the National Family Health Survey of 1992-93 and the individual reproductive histories of a cross-section of 70 women from rural Tamil Nadu, this paper exposes the limited extent to which women in India have been able to achieve their reproductive intentions and the failure of health services to meet their considerable reproductive health(More)
To understand the implications of health sector reforms for sexual and reproductive health services, there are three major dimensions to consider. The first two relate to the context in which health sector reforms are introduced: the characteristics of the health system, and that of reproductive and sexual health services located within it. The third(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Evidence on the community knowledge and perceptions on malaria are crucial to design appropriate health communication strategies for malaria control. Orissa, an Indian state with a large proportion of indigenous populations and hilly terrains contributes to the highest malaria burden in India. A study was undertaken to assess the(More)
A social franchise in health is a network of for-profit private health practitioners linked through contracts to provide socially beneficial services under a common brand. The early 21st century has seen considerable donor enthusiasm for promoting social franchises for the provision of reproductive health services. Based on a compendium of descriptive(More)
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health services is one of the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development of 1994. The Millennium Development Goals were intended above all to end poverty. Universal access to health and health services are among the goals being considered for the post-2015 agenda, replacing or augmenting(More)
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