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Policy and behavioural interventions on child health in South Asia: Essays from Nepal and India

posted on 21.05.2020 by PRABHAT LAMICHHANE
Three policy and behavioural interventions implemented to improve child health were evaluated that consisted of 1) exemption of user-fees for delivery services on maternal and child health in Nepal 2) access to improved sanitation and disposal of child faeces in improved sanitation on diarrhoea in Nepal; and 3) household use of cleaner fuel and improved stove on Acute Respiratory Infections among under-five year children in India. Removal of user-fees improved neonatal health and increased maternal service utilisation. Behavioural interventions - safe disposal of child faeces, use of improved stoves and cleaner fuel reduced likelihood of childhood morbidity namely, diarrhoea and Acute Respiratory Infections.


Principal supervisor

Ajay Mahal

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences