An extensive and thorough literature review was undertaken on the issues of Social Exclusion and Maternal Health, Social Exclusion and T.B, Maternal Health Care for Women living with HIV/AIDS and Family Planning and Social Exclusion. The draft papers are available for download below.
The issues covered in the study were health care needs of the communities, factors affecting choices of health care systems, experiences of accessing public health care in context of maternal health, TB and general health needs. The study also looked at problems and expectations of different communities from public health system.
Campaign on Maternal Health and Social Exclusion
The campaign had been initiated by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA – UN Millenium Campaign in India) along with CHSJ and National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) to generate awareness and build perspective on health rights of marginalized communities across different states. CHSJ worked with NCDHR to orient these organisations to different dimension of human rights related to health rights, with a focus on maternal health related entitlements under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). State level partners were trained last year to identify and document case studies of maternal health right violations. Public sharing meetings took place in three states namely – Bihar, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. A compiled report has also been prepared for dissemination.
Studies Conducted by Interns
CHSJ encourages university students to take up research subjects which are of concern to us and can be done in a short span of time. These quick studies help in generating evidence on important policy relevant issues. This year CHSJ hosted three interns from different universities who conducted the following studies: