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Women's Survival, Nutrition, and Healthcare
Women's survival, nutrition, and healthcare

The health status of population is directly related to the effectiveness of public services made available. The health status in the rural context depends upon the availability of drainage, sanitation facilities, water supply for household use, and safe drinking water. Availability and affordability of primary and secondary healthcare facilities play an important role. Literacy enables people to take advantage of the public services and demand what is due to them. Thus in the states like Kerala, where the female literacy and public services are more efficient, the health outcomes are better. Wherever the public services are not effective, the burden on women increases. For example, if the water supply is not available, women will have to ...

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