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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

Awareness of demand generation schemes among pregnant women in rural area of Belagavi

Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Nilesh Narayan Jadhav
Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.198582

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Background: Mothers and children are one of the most vulnerable or special risk groups, and the risk for this group is associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and also in postnatal period. A number of demand generation schemes have been launched by the Government of India for the welfare of the pregnant women, but still a significant reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity has not been achieved yet. Objective: To assess the awareness of various demand generation schemes among pregnant women. Methodology: A community-based cross-sectional study was done among 540 pregnant women in Primary Health Centre area of Handiganur, Belagavi. Results: Among 540 study participants, 373 (69.1%) participants knew about Prasuthi Araike, 206 (38.1%) participants knew about Janani Suraksha Yojana, 396 (73.3%) knew about Madilu kit, and only 104 (19.3%) knew about Thayi Bhagya Plus. Conclusion: The awareness about demand generation schemes is very high, which has successfully promoted women's preference to institutional deliveries.

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