In slum settings, maternal and child health status are closely linked. – VoICE
Key Concept

Key Evidence: Children in slums suffer from higher rates of diarrheal and respiratory illness, malnutrition, and have lower vaccination rates. Mothers residing in slums are more poorly educated and less likely to receive antenatal care and skilled birth assistance.

Unger, A. 2013. Children’s health in slum settings. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 98(10).
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