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Impact of Education in better Health Outcomes: a Case Study of Madhya Pradesh


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In Madhya Pradesh a large number of development programmes are being run by state government to achieve the goals of human development. Dimensions of Human Development are related to Education, Health-Nutrition and Livelihood. It is a well known fact that Education is one of the major determining factor which impacts health and livelihood directly and indirectly. This has been observed in many countries and over different time periods, a wide variety of health measures have been taken but without resulting significant outcome/results in comparison to efforts and investment made in the sector. To find out the answer to this, one has to go in detail research based discussions. The purpose of this paper is to establish the impact of education especially of mothers with different aspects affecting health status in Madhya Pradesh. For reviewing the evidence, the primary data collected for "Impact Assessment of the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) in Madhya Pradesh'' conducted by Poverty Monitoring and Policy Support Unit (PMPSU has been used. Authors have also described evidence that demonstrates the extent of the descriptive correlation of education and community health. It is argues that health Policy makers must consider education as a key factor in designing of health and nutritional interventions for improving the participation and nutritional performance especially among children, adolescents girls and mothers. It is necessary that higher education of girl should be on the top priority of any government to attain/improve the Human Development Index and Millennium Development goals.

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Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS), Poverty Monitoring And Policy Support Unit (PMPSU) National Family Health Survey (NFHS), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
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S. P. Batra
Poverty Monitoring and Policy Support Unit of MP State Planning Commission, Bhopal, India
Yogesh Mahor
Poverty Monitoring and Policy Support Unit of MP State Planning Commission, Bhopal, India

Abstract


In Madhya Pradesh a large number of development programmes are being run by state government to achieve the goals of human development. Dimensions of Human Development are related to Education, Health-Nutrition and Livelihood. It is a well known fact that Education is one of the major determining factor which impacts health and livelihood directly and indirectly. This has been observed in many countries and over different time periods, a wide variety of health measures have been taken but without resulting significant outcome/results in comparison to efforts and investment made in the sector. To find out the answer to this, one has to go in detail research based discussions. The purpose of this paper is to establish the impact of education especially of mothers with different aspects affecting health status in Madhya Pradesh. For reviewing the evidence, the primary data collected for "Impact Assessment of the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) in Madhya Pradesh'' conducted by Poverty Monitoring and Policy Support Unit (PMPSU has been used. Authors have also described evidence that demonstrates the extent of the descriptive correlation of education and community health. It is argues that health Policy makers must consider education as a key factor in designing of health and nutritional interventions for improving the participation and nutritional performance especially among children, adolescents girls and mothers. It is necessary that higher education of girl should be on the top priority of any government to attain/improve the Human Development Index and Millennium Development goals.

Keywords


Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS), Poverty Monitoring And Policy Support Unit (PMPSU) National Family Health Survey (NFHS), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)

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