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Benefits of integrating family planning with health services : the Narangwal experiment (English)

The Narangwal research projects have explored the frontiers of what primary health care can do for poor and deprived people throughout the world. By measuring the inputs of services and the outputs and outcomes of improved health and family planning, it was possible to calculate the effects and cost-effectiveness of different interventions. However, trials are needed in each new area to adopt the lessons to local conditions. This report integrates family planning and health services in order to provide effective, efficient, and equitable packages and programs that will benefit society as a whole. A major emphasis of the report is that, if population policy and health policy can be made congruent rather than competitive, both will benefit.


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    Taylor, C., Sarma, R., Parker, R., Reinke, W., Faruqee, R., Johns Hopkins University

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    South Asia,

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    Benefits of integrating family planning with health services : the Narangwal experiment

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    Population and Human Resources;primary health care;diagnosis and treatment;age at marriage;longitudinal data;preventive health services;number of researchers;health of mothers;family planning program;child health service;reducing population growth;maternal care;high motivation;health infrastructure;Infectious Disease;family size;health problem;government service;international expert;Population Projects;Child care;international agency;Health ministries;social change;national research;development workers;needy people;living condition;population study;research grant;behavioral factor;local condition;study area;human reproduction;national health;improved health;annual expenditure;long-term financing;rational approach;data gathering;Health Workers;social response;management capability;high fertility;internship training;



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Taylor, C. Sarma, R. Parker, R. Reinke, W. Faruqee, R. Johns Hopkins University

Benefits of integrating family planning with health services : the Narangwal experiment (English). Development Economics Population & Human Resources ; no. DPH 8162 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.