India: Health and Human Development Aspects

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED078000

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India or the Republic of India is a large country in South Asia, in fact the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. India is still struggling with malnutrition, high infant mortality rate, diseases such as dengue fever, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria and pneumonia with diarrheal diseases the primary causes of early childhood mortality. Maternal mortality in rural areas are among the highest in the world. In this book, we have gathered research papers from India published over the past three years in several Nova Science journals and it is our hope that you will find this research of interest and give you a small picture of health issues in modern India. (Imprint: Nova)

Introduction

Chapter 1. India and Health Issues
(Joav Merrick, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel and others)

Section One: Child Health

Chapter 2. Multi-Level Determinants of Regional Variations in Infant Mortality in India
(Shamindra Nath Roy, Centre for the Study of Regional Development,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Inter-Temporal Pattern of Gender Bias in Infant Mortality in India
(Nilanjan Patra, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 4. Child Health as Countries Develop
(Nayan Chakravarty and Sanghamitra Pati, Indian Institute of Public Health (PHFI), Bhubaneswar, India)

Chapter 5. Patterns and Determinants of Gender Bias in Child Health in India
(Nilanjan Patra, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Kolkata, India)

Chapter 6. Family Size Transition and its Implication for Child Care
(Ritwika Mukherjee, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 7. Maternal and Child Health
(Anjali Singh, Sanjay Zodpey, Abhay M. Gaidhane and Quazi Syed Zahiruddin, Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi and Department of Community Medicine, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences,
Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, India)

Chapter 8. State-Wise Pattern of Gender Bias in Child Health in India
(Nilanjan Patra, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 9. How to Stimulate Childhood Immunisation in India
(Nilanjan Patra, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 10. Regional Pattern of Gender Bias in Child Health in India
(Nilanjan Patra, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 11. The Indian Experience of the Universal Immunisation Programme
(Nilanjan Patra, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Section Two: Educational Issues

Chapter 12. Educational Backwardness among the Muslims and the Capability Thesis
(Arijit Das, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 13. Right to Education Act (2009): A Critical Evaluation
(Arijit Das, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 14. The Myth behind and the Reality of Universal Access to Elementary Education
(Arijit Das, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 15. The Issue of Children Out-of-Schools at the Elementary Level in India
(Arijit Das, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Section Three: Blood Disorders

Chapter 16. Spectrum of Hemoglobinopathies and Evaluation of Beta-Thalassemia Trait in the Tribal Land of Middle India
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 17. A Rare Family Afflicted with Multiple Hemoglobin Disorders
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 18. Reproductive Wastage in Carrier Couples of Hemoglobinopathies
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 19. Hematological Profile of Pregnant Women with Carrier Status of Hemoglobin Disorders
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 20. Clinical and Hematological Profile of Hemoglobin D Disease in Seven Sindhi Families
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 21. Detection of a Rare Hereditary Persistence of Fetal Hemoglobin in a Tribal Family
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 22. High Occurrence of G6PD Deficiency and Diversity of Hemoglobin Variants in Bhuyan Tribe
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 23. Public Health Challenges of Sickle Cell Disorders, â-Thalassemia Syndrome and G6PD Deficiency
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Chapter 24. A Genetic Study of Six Typical Families of the Sickle Cell Disease
(Ranbir S. Balgir, Department of Biochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Central India)

Section Four: Parasites

Chapter 25. Prevalence and Treatment of Bancroftian Filariasis in a Rural Population
(Swapan Kumar Rudra and Nirmal C. Sukul, Sukul Institute of Homeopathy, West Bengal and Department of Botany, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India)

Section Five: Nutrition

Chapter 26. Genus Cassia and Antidiabetic Potential
(Amritpal Singh, Sanjiv Duggal, Sushma Devi and Navdeep Bharti, Department of Dravyaguna, Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh and Lovely School of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India)

Chapter 27. Measuring Fatness among Rural Children of Bengalee Ethnicity: An Alternative Way
(Gopal Chandra Mandal and Kaushik Bose, Bangabasi College, Kolkata, West Bengal and Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal, India)

Section Six: Acknowledgements

Chapter 28. About the Editor

Chapter 29. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 30. About the Book Series “Health and Human Development”

Section Seven: Index

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