Public Report on Health (India) - Phase II

Although India has made significant progress in increasing life expectancy and in reducing infant and child mortality, health indicators in the less progressive states remain unacceptably poor. Preventive and public health services are neglected, forcing people to make high out-of-pocket expenditures on private health services. The Public Report on Health aims to draw federal and state attention to the health needs of ordinary people, so as to develop evidence-based solutions for meeting those needs.

The Intensive Village Study carried out during the first phase of the project (102421) provided specific insights into health and its determinants.

Phase II will include a survey of 1 500 households in 60 villages, 10 from each state. The findings from the qualitative study carried out during Phase I will be linked to those of the quantitative survey from Phase II to enable a thorough analysis and some generalization to the district level. The survey will also reveal differences between rural and urban areas in terms of health services availability and accessibility.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

End Date

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


16 months

IDRC Officer

Mhatre, Sharmila

Total funding

CA$ 229,100


India, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Dr N.J. Kurian


Council for Social Development

Institution Country