World Health & Population

World Health & Population November -0001 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/whp..17500

Determinants of Childhood Mortality in Slums of Karachi, Pakistan

Rennie M D'Souza and John H Bryant


Maternal autonomy, appropriate health seeking behaviour and child-rearing practices identified in this study clearly indicate the need for intervention strategies that go beyond the usual primary health care initiatives and involve communities in developing social support systems for mothers. These have important implications for evolving global health policies relating to primary health care and health care reform.
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