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Fathers' perception of child health: a case study in a squatter settlement of Karachi, Pakistan

Jahn, Albrecht; Aslam, Asif


This study looks at child health from a father’s perspective. While the close relationship between children and mothers has been acknowledged, and brought about the concept of Mother and Child Health (MCH), little attention has been paid to the role of fathering. In Pakistan, where the study was undertaken, a high infant and under-five mortality coincides with a low acceptance of MCH services and a tradition of female seclusion, , which severely limits women’s movements in public. Purdah is...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Journal article


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