Can community action improve equity for maternal health and how does it do so? Research findings from Gujarat, India

  title={Can community action improve equity for maternal health and how does it do so? Research findings from Gujarat, India},
  author={Asha S. George and Diwakar Mohan and Jaya Gupta and Amnesty E Lefevre and Subhasri Balakrishnan and Rajani Ved and Renu Khanna},
  journal={International Journal for Equity in Health},
  • A. George, D. Mohan, R. Khanna
  • Published 20 August 2018
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • International Journal for Equity in Health
BackgroundEfforts to work with civil society to strengthen community participation and action for health are particularly important in Gujarat, India, given that the state has resources and capacity, but faces challenges in ensuring that services reach those most in need. To contribute to the knowledge base on accountability and maternal health, this study examines the equity effects of community action for maternal health led by Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) on facility deliveries. It… 
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