Menzies seminar series 


Nick McTurk presents ‘Infant and child mortality in Orissa, India: Patterns and policy responses’, on Monday 7 April, from 12pm to 1pm.

Nick’s presentation will provide an example of how mixed methods can be used to study mortality patterns and policy responses in developing world contexts.

For his PhD thesis, Nick conducted analysis of secondary data and visited Orissa state, India to study why infant and child mortality rates in this state are higher than elsewhere in India.

The presentation will begin with an overview of Orissa state and describe its mortality burden. It will examine socio-spatial and gendered variation in rates and define mortality determinants, then turn to analysis of the chief policy response: the ‘Reproductive and Child Health’ program, delivered by the State and NGOs, which draws on the power of self-help groups.

Nick McTurk is with the Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.