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ERIC Number: ED056780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Study on the Interactions of Nutrition and Infection. Progress Report 1970-71.
Narangwal Rural Health Research Centre (India).
This document reports progress made by the Narangwal Rural Health Research Center in understanding the interactions of nutrition and infection in India. As part of a longitudinal study, 11 Punjab villages were divided into groups and received health care, nurtitional supplements or a combination of both. A control group received only symptomatic care. The health care program was aimed primarily at preschool children (0-3 years) and pregnant women. Prenatal and postnatal preventive programs, immunization, and on-the-spot curative care were provided. Two pilot projects stressing community participation were begun. Pilot project goals were to operate village feeding centers and to arrange for day care services during the harvesting season. Preliminary findings suggest that morbidity has been reduced in the groups of villages receiving combined care. However, data on the community participation projects is not yet complete. Longer periods of observation are needed before substantial conclusions can be drawn. Charts and tables comprise over half of the document. (WY)
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Authoring Institution: Narangwal Rural Health Research Centre (India).