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Public Healthcare System for Maternal Health in Rural India -113


Swathi Mohan

With over 70,000 childbirths every day in India, maternal and infant health are major indicators of the health of the community. In remote rural locations, access to maternal health information and healthcare services is a challenge due to geographical isolation and other social inequities such as lack of education, poverty, and gender inequality. The public healthcare system works at various levels to penetrate the community and reach healthcare services to the grassroots. The central and state governments work together to implement different schemes targeted at improving maternal and infant health. This study aims at understanding the relationship between the community and the public healthcare system with respect to maternity health. It also aims to explore the various interdependencies that keep the system functioning and identify areas with scope for intervention.

Keywords: maternal health, community healthcare, support systems

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Author(s) (20XX). Article title. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSDX) Symposium.