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Title:
KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES AMONG THE WOMEN DOMESTIC WORKERS: A STUDY IN GUWAHATI CITY

Authors:
Girimallika Sarma, Dr. Tarun BikashSukai

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1Girimallika Sarma, 2Dr. Tarun BikashSukai
1. PhD scholar, Social Work, Department, Assam University, Silchar, 788011
2. Associate Professor, Social Work Department, Assam University, Silchar, 788011

MLA 8
Sarma, Girimallika, and Dr. Tarun BikashSukai. "KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES AMONG THE WOMEN DOMESTIC WORKERS: A STUDY IN GUWAHATI CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 3182-3195, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=238. Accessed Apr. 2019.
APA
Sarma, G., & BikashSukai, D. (2019, April). KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES AMONG THE WOMEN DOMESTIC WORKERS: A STUDY IN GUWAHATI CITY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(4), 3182-3195. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=238
Chicago
Sarma, Girimallika, and Dr. Tarun BikashSukai. "KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES AMONG THE WOMEN DOMESTIC WORKERS: A STUDY IN GUWAHATI CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 4 (April 2019), 3182-3195. Accessed April, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=238.

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Abstract:
Rapid urbanization in India is fuelling the growth in urban poverty, particularly in the urban slums where the quality of life is extremely poor. Pregnant women living in urban slums are a vulnerable group having limited access to urban healthcare facilities. Hazardous maternal health practices are also common in the slums that affecting severely the women of childbearing age and children. Most of the maternal and child health (MCH) issues are largely preventable by increasing access to and utilization of available maternal health services. Maternal mortality is a global issue and WHO recommends the use of maternal health services to improve the health of women and children during pregnancy and childbirth. Availability, accessibility, acceptability and affordability of these services are important to reduce maternal mortality as well as morbidity. Though the maternal health indicators of urban population are better than those of rural population; however conditions of urban poor are worse than rural poor. Guwahati is one of the fastest growing cities of the country and most important economic hub for the northeast India. Guwahati is the home for migrants of different parts of the region. The people living below the poverty line in the city are mostly the migrants involved in different unorganized sectors. Women domestic workers are the most vulnerable section of unorganized workers due to their poverty, illiteracy, job insecurity, low wages, lack of legal protection, etc. In this present study, an attempt has been made to examine the awareness as well as the utilization of maternal health services among the women domestic workers of Guwahati city. The researchers have also tried to know the socio-economic background of the respondents and their basic health practices.