Mother and Child Health Suffers in Remote Villages with Extreme Poverty, Possibilities of Sustainable Services for Survival
Keywords:MOTHER CHILD CARE REMOTE RURAL REGION
Elderly tribal women in villages suffer with disorders which affect their everyday life due to the lack of awareness of the circumstances of living in extreme poverty, the lack of desired health services and social support systems, although their disorders can be easily treated. Objectives were to know the burden of disorders in rural tribal elderly women, their perceptions in a low resource region with extreme poverty .Overall 65% of women had complaints that included vision related 52%, hearing 23%, joints and muscles 19%,, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar was present in 18% of women, and there were two cases of breast cancer diagnosed. After receiving medical advice and help, 80% of the women took action to improve their health. Overall, 77% of women said that they were satisfied with their life even with extreme poverty. By task, services were shifted to provide sustainable support. Women were apathetic about problems which affected their everyday life in the villages. Many stake holders were involved to help. In this era elderly women in remote villages live with problems were simple solutions are possible to improve their quality life. It is essential to find ways to support women facing these health needs.
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