AK Jawarkar | India

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

AK Jawarkar

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College, Amravati, Maharashtra, India


  • Research Article   
    Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Through the Eyes of Slum Dwellers
    Author(s): Shahaji Tidke, Priya Warbhe*, AK Jawarkar and VD Khanande

    Introduction: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) was launched on October 2, 2014. Sanitation is an important determinant of health. Sanitation and health related conditions like acute gastroenteritis cause about 13% under 5 mortality in India. As per 2015 wash watch report, only 44% of the population has access to basic sanitation services. Assessment of sanitary practices like hand washing, sewage/solid waste disposal etc. and continuous health education among slum dwellers will help to achieve the goal of SBA. Objectives: To assess awareness of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and evaluate practices of sanitation and hygienein selected households of urban slums (Amravati city). Methodology: A cross sectional, descriptive study was done over 2 months from May-June 2022. Simple random sampling was used to choose households from urba.. Read More»

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