Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

Perspective on Accessibility of Public Health Facilities in Rural Uttar Pradesh, India


Affiliations
1 International Institute For Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


Bridging the gap in utilization of public health facilities has always been a focus area of public health research especially in the post-National Rural Health Mission era, but do these programs and policies really reach to the grass root level population and whether the health care providers have agreement with policymakers is an important issue which needs a in-depth exploration. This study aims to examine the perception of community as well as health care providers regarding availability of public health facilities and barriers in accessing those in a rural setting of Uttar Pradesh. A small formative research has been designed to adhere providers‟ as well as community‟s perspective on public health facilities available in rural Uttar Pradesh. Qualitative exploration suggest that other than financial and physical accessibility, acceptability of maternal health services in community emerges as critical avenue for the utilization of both maternal and child health care services. Apart from provision of immunization and delivery care, few public health educators and regular supervisors need to be embedded in the public health care delivery system, which may directs the pathways of service delivery according to women and the local community needs.

Keywords

Access, Barriers, Public Health Facilities, Behavior
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


  • Government of India (GoI) (2008). “Bulletin on Rural Health Statistics in India: March 2008.” New Delhi: Rural Health Division, Government of India
  • Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) for Community Health Centre. March (2006). Draft Guidelines. Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Available at http://www.mohfw.nic.in/NRHM/Documents/IPHS_for_CHC.pdf.
  • National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). (2005). National Rural Health Mission. Framework for Implementation 2005-2012. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Abstract Views: 166

PDF Views: 0




  • Perspective on Accessibility of Public Health Facilities in Rural Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract Views: 166  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Neelanjana Pandey
International Institute For Population Sciences, Mumbai, India

Abstract


Bridging the gap in utilization of public health facilities has always been a focus area of public health research especially in the post-National Rural Health Mission era, but do these programs and policies really reach to the grass root level population and whether the health care providers have agreement with policymakers is an important issue which needs a in-depth exploration. This study aims to examine the perception of community as well as health care providers regarding availability of public health facilities and barriers in accessing those in a rural setting of Uttar Pradesh. A small formative research has been designed to adhere providers‟ as well as community‟s perspective on public health facilities available in rural Uttar Pradesh. Qualitative exploration suggest that other than financial and physical accessibility, acceptability of maternal health services in community emerges as critical avenue for the utilization of both maternal and child health care services. Apart from provision of immunization and delivery care, few public health educators and regular supervisors need to be embedded in the public health care delivery system, which may directs the pathways of service delivery according to women and the local community needs.

Keywords


Access, Barriers, Public Health Facilities, Behavior

References