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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Does Mothers' Demand for Antenatal Care Matter for Child Health in Nepal?

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dc.contributor.author Halim, Nafisa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T16:05:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T16:05:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20895
dc.description.abstract Despite significant reductions in child mortality rates in recent years, Nepal still faces chronic malnutrition among its children and has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. According to the 2003 Human Development Report, 540 mothers died per 100,000 live births during 1985 – 2001 in Nepal, which is high even for a developing country. Moreover, 1 in 2 Nepalese children is light for its age and height, and 1 in 10 is short for its age (NDHS, 1996). Given that 80% of the deliveries in Nepal take place at home without any traditional, let alone professional, birth attendants (WHO, 2004), we set out to explore a plausible, yet often empirically unexplored, relationship between mothers’ utilization of antenatal care and child health in infant and toddler years in Nepal. We ask: why don’t all mothers in Nepal utilize antenatal care? Does mothers’ utilization of antenatal care matter for child health? en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject child mortality en_US
dc.subject antenatal care en_US
dc.subject nutrition en_US
dc.subject malnutrition en_US
dc.subject pediatrics en_US
dc.title Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Does Mothers' Demand for Antenatal Care Matter for Child Health in Nepal? en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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