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Disparities in health care access and health problems between the poorest in Indian cities (the bottom 20% of income earners) and other economic groups are indicators of inequality in urban India.  Under-5 mortality, malnutrition and tuberculosis rates, for example, are substantially higher among urban poor communities, such as the homeless.

Research on health and homelessness in India shows that people on the streets suffer multiple serious illnesses, such as mental disorders and infectious diseases, and are routinely denied proper treatment in government hospitals. 

IHRN curates research on physical health burdens and healthcare barriers faced by homeless people to inform urban health policies and local responses. 

Topics posted in Physical Health:

Research & Reports

How can we nuance our understanding of homelessness?

Author: Ashwin Parulkar

Title: How can we nuance our understanding of homelessness?

Publication: Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Publication Date: November 2016

Articles

Off the Mean Streets

Author: Ashwin Parulkar

Research & Reports

Barriers to Accessing Health Care among Adult Street Dwellers in Delhi

Author:  Vandana Prasad

Title:  Barriers of Accessing Health Care among Adult Street Dwellers in Delhi

Publication:  School of Public Health, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of Western Cape (Masters Thesis)

Date of Publication: November 2011

Author's Abstract

Urban health policy has

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Research & Reports

Homeless Deaths on the Streets

Authors: Harsh Mander and Smita Jacob

Research & Reports

Incidence, Type and Intensity of Abuse in Street Children in India

Author(s): Meena Mathur, Prachi Rathore and Monika Mathur

Title: Incidence and Intensity of Abuse in Street Children in India

Publication: Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal

Publication Date: December 2009

Citation: Mathur, Meena; Rathore, Prachi; Mathur, Monika. ‘Incidence and Intensity

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Research & Reports

Living Rough: Surviving the City Streets

Author: Harsh Mander

Policy Analysis and Documents

Report of Recommendations to the National Urban Health Mission

Policy Analysis and Documents, Research and Reports

Authors:  Technical Resource Group for the National Urban Health Mission

Title:  Report and Recommendations of the Technical Resource Group For the National Urban Health Mission

Publication: National Urban Health Mission

Publication Date:  February 2014

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