Does growth monitoring work as it ought to in countries of low literacy?
The paper examines various aspects of the growth monitoring (GM) component of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme of India.
Data of 3704 rural children, 0-6 years of age revealed that growth of almost half of the children had never been monitored, and monitored inadequately in another 25 per cent of cases.
It is therefore concluded that very high levels of illiteracy amongst mothers may be a major determinant to the success of GM programmes in India.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Homme, Etat nutritionnel, Santé, Biométrie corporelle, Programme sanitaire, Inde, Milieu rural, Education sanitaire, Education, Mère, Enfant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Human, Nutritional status, Health, Corporal biometry, Sanitary program, India, Rural environment, Health education, Education, Mother, Child
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0157118
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 199406.