Child Survival Health and Social Work Intervention

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  • Author :Sandhya Joshi
  • Year of Publication :1996
  • ISBN: :9788170225768
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 250
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Ayurveda and Health Sciences, Child Studies, Social Work, Sociology

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About the Book :

Contrary to the old paradigm of economic growth in which health was viewed as an item of consumption, health is now recognized as a critical commodity of investment for social development. In the context of the third world countries it has been further said that the existing system of hospital based services has failed to reach the masses and there is a growing need of involving the local community in the delivery of health services on one hand and suitably modify the attitudes of the people towards Health on the other. Healthy children can be the greatest resource of any country. The most crucial period in a child life is the first five years during which about 40 per cent of physical and 80 per cent of mental growth and development occurs. In case of poor children, malnutrition causing lowered resistance to various infections in early childhood can threaten their very survival. Transfer of technology to field, particularly in the context of child health and survival is the third major concern of the present book. It is well established that no matter how sound a given medical automatically on its own in the field. Non-medical techniques like extension work or professional social work interventions are required for an effective application of knowledge form lab to land and people. The present book discusses the above mentioned social and health concerns in depth and reports on an experimental study undertaken in an urban slum of Vadodara city in India .The section of Social Intervention Some Core Precepts and Field Projects provides the necessary backdrop of conceptual framework and allied experimentation in the field.

About Author :

Sandhya Joshi is presently working as a Reader at Faculty of Social Work M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda, (India) and has more than 15 years of experience of teaching Social Work at post-graduate level. She obtained her master degree from Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi and doctoral degree form M.S. University of Baroda. Recipient of Cleveland International Fellowship of one year, Dr. Joshi, inter alia, undertook research Department of Children and Family Services, Cleveland, U.S.A. She has also presented professional papers on various subjects in India and abroad. Her special interest fields are social development, health and well being of women and children. She has actively associated herself with a few voluntary organisations in Baroda city.