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Study of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure Incurred for Maternal Health Care by BPL Women in Karnataka in Public Health Facilities, Department of Health and Family Welfare.

From the time health became a component of a development agenda since past few decades, maternal and child health has been one of the prime focus areas for resource allocation to demonstrate development through improvement in the health of maternal and child health. According to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the infant mortality (IMR) and under five mortality (CMR) targets for 2015 were fixed as two thirds of their rates in 1990 and a reduction of maternal mortality (MMR) by three quarters of that in 1990. As per these criteria the achievement targets for India by 2015 were 27 per 1000 live births of IMR, 40 per 1000 live births of CMR and 87 per lakh live births of MMR. The targets to be achieved by Karnataka were 32 per 1000 live births of IMR, 32 per 1000 live births of CMR and 70 per lakh live births of MMR.

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Project Snapshot:

Project Name Study of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure Incurred for Maternal Health Care by BPL Women in Karnataka in Public Health Facilities, Department of Health and Family Welfare.
Project Sanction Date 09 Jan 2019
Project Period Jan 2019 to Jul 2019
Project Location Karnataka
Project Supported By
Implementation Partner Public Health
Project Team


Project objectives:

  • To examine the financial adequacy, regularity, and real time disbursement of the cash of various maternal health schemes.
  • To examine the component of transport cost in the OOP expenditure.
  • To analyse the sources through which the OOP expenditure is met by the family.
  • To suggest appropriate measures for improving the "better reach" of the maternal schemes and in turn improving their effectiveness.

 

Project Result / Accomplishments:

This is an ongoing study where 52 indicators are being used. Study is based on a literature review, secondary data and primary data analysis. A total of 2162 beneficiaries are to be interviewed for the study to understand and achieve all the objectives.

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