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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(3), 100-105
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-3-3-4
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Does Maternal Health Targets is an Obstacle to Millennium Development Goals in Rural Pakistan

Muhammad Israr1, , Dawood Jan2, Nafees Ahmad3 and Muneeb-Ur- Rehman1

1Department of Rural Development, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Mardan, The University of Agriculture-Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan

2Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics, The University of Agriculture-Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan

3Department of Economics, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Dir Lower), KP-Pakistan

Pub. Date: April 28, 2015

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Muhammad Israr, Dawood Jan, Nafees Ahmad and Muneeb-Ur- Rehman. Does Maternal Health Targets is an Obstacle to Millennium Development Goals in Rural Pakistan. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(3):100-105. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-3-4


Different Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators were studied in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the grass root level. In Tehsail Mardan three union councils were purposively selected, i.e. Khazana Dheri, Chamtar and Manga as a stratum having a complete rural background. A total of 60 respondents (20 from each village) was selected randomly, due to the time and money limitations. Primary data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and non parametric tests for obtaining the desired results. Findings revealed that mother’s age significantly not varies while there is a significant association in the numbers of deliveries. The majority having live birth and were not attended by any technical personnel. Children were not immunized against EPI and knowledge of malaria and DM were high and for prevention antimalarial medicines and other materils, healthy diet with less sugar and oil, walk/exercise on a regular basis were used. Prevention of early marriages, providing after marriage, birth consultancy services and immunization of children against different contagious diseases is important.

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