This volume containing articles on mother and child gives a fragment of a total vision on the prevailing situation of the health status of mother and child in India. The present volume brings together scholars and academicians from various disciplines and health professionals, policy makers and social scientists under the same umbrella for discussion and critical evaluation of current health situation and efficacy and role of healthcare programme related to maternal and child health in India. The present volume focuses to identify the major socio-economic, demographic and cultural factors affecting the maternal and child health issues especially among the vulnerable segments living in rural India. In order to control the maternal and child deaths in India, concentrated efforts need to be put to identify the major determinants of the population, better health education, women's empowerment, and strengthening health care system to provide timely and quality services, including emergency and obstetric care were also discussed in this edited volume.
About the Author: Nitish Mondal (b. 1984) received his M.Sc. (First Class First) (2007) and the Ph.D. degree in Anthropology (2014) from the University of North Bengal, West Bengal. Currently, Dr. Mondal is working as Associate Professor & Head in the Department of Anthropology, Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim India. He is the recipient of UGC-NET Junior (2008) and Senior Research Fellowship (2010) for the Doctoral Research and Gold Medal (in Anthropology, 2007) from the University of North Bengal. He has published number of research papers in different peer-reviewed international and national journals of repute and two edited books and also engages as reviewer for several international and national journals. His research interest lies in Biological Anthropology, Anthropometry and Public Health, Human Growth, Nutrition and Body Composition Assessment and Bio-statistics.Kh. Narendra Singh (b. 1966) is currently the Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology, Assam University: Silchar (Diphu Campus), Assam. He did his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Anthropology from the Sabitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune), Pune. Besides anthropological field studies, Prof. Singh has vast experience of conducting various large-scale national level health survey including, DLHS-RCH, NFHS and GATS India. He is also the reviewer and joint editors of several international journals. Professor Singh has authored several edited volumes and published numerous articles/research papers in international journals of repute. He has guided dozens of research scholars for Ph.D. degree. His special areas of interest are Anthropology of Health, Tribal Studies and Nutrition and Health Communication.