Aditya Singh

Aditya Singh
Banaras Hindu University | BHU · Department of Geography

PhD (Portsmouth UK). MPhil (IIPS Mumbai). MA (BHU)
Lecturer in Geography @ Banaras Hindu University; External Research Collaborator @ GIRL Centre, Population Council.

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Introduction
My research interests include maternal and child health, healthcare utilization, human resources for health, publicly-funded health systems, poverty and health, and demographic transition.
Additional affiliations
December 2019 - present
Banaras Hindu University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2019 - December 2019
Public Health Foundation of India
Position
  • Research Associate
October 2017 - October 2018
Oxford Policy Management
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
June 2011 - September 2016
University of Portsmouth
Field of study
  • Health System and Service Research
July 2009 - December 2010
July 2007 - June 2009
Banaras Hindu University
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (46)
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Background Mental disorders are among the leading causes of non-fatal disease burden in India, but a systematic understanding of their prevalence, disease burden, and risk factors is not readily available for each state of India. In this report, we describe the prevalence and disease burden of each mental disorder for the states of India, from 1990...
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Despite the growing evidence from other developing countries, intra-urban inequality in childhood undernutrition is poorly researched in India. Additionally, the factors contributing to the poor/non-poor gap in childhood undernutrition have not been explored. This study aims to quantify the contribution of factors that explain the poor/non-poor gap...
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Background. Despite the growing share of neonatal mortality in under-5 mortality in the recent decades in India, most studies have focused on infant and child mortality putting neonatal mortality on the back seat. The development of focused and evidence-based health interventions to reduce neonatal mortality warrants an examination of factors affec...
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This article examines the trends and pattern in socioeconomic inequality in stunting, underweight and wasting among children aged <3 years in urban India over a 14-year period. We use three successive rounds of the National Family Health Survey data conducted during 1992–93, 1998–99 and 2005–06. The selected socioeconomic predictors are household w...
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Anaemia among men is a significant health issue which has not been given due importance. Only a handful of studies have captured the prevalence of anaemia among men. There is dearth of evidence base on anaemia among men in India. Therefore, this study attempts to fill this research gap by examining the socioeconomic, geographic, health-related, and...
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Background The exclusive use of hygienic materials during menstruation (sanitary napkins, locally made napkins, tampons, and menstrual cups) among urban women in India has been increasing over time. However, little is known about the wealth-based disparity in the exclusive use of hygienic materials during menstruation among these women. This study,...
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Background Exclusive use of hygienic methods (sanitary napkins, locally prepared napkins, tampons, and menstrual cups) to prevent the visibility of bloodstains during menstruation is still considerably low among adolescent women in rural India. However, no prior research has explored the prevalence and determinants of exclusive hygienic methods amo...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) officially announced COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 2020 which in effect transformed the society, economy, the politics and indeed our everyday life. Such a transformation of power geometries across all manner of spaces and their geographies disrupted the finite balance and wellbeing and continues to disp...
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Scheduled Caste (SC) women, one of India's most oppressed and neglected population groups, are the most vulnerable to intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV, on the other hand, is less common among women in the General category. No study has been conducted to measure the gap in IPV between these two groups. This study is an attempt to fill this gap....
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Objectives Poor menstrual hygiene can contribute significantly to female morbidity, yet the use of hygienic absorbents during menstruation is considerably low among rural adolescent women. This study examines the spatial patterns hygienic absorbent use during menstruation among adolescent women to identify the districts of India where it is signifi...
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Short Birth Interval (SBI) is one of the main causes of adverse maternal and child health outcomes. A 33-month birth-to-birth interval between two successive live births should be followed to minimize the risk of adverse maternal and child health. This study aimed to examine the prevalence of SBI and the associated factors in rural India. Informati...
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a highly sensitive issue in India, where society is patriarchal and primarily segmented into castes/tribes. This study aims to measure and explain the economic inequality in IPV against women in two social groups: backward classes (Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Others Backward Classes) and forward classe...
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Scheduled Caste (SC) women, one of the most oppressed and neglected groups in India, have the highest prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV), yet no study has analyzed correlates of IPV within this group, or analyzed them using nationally representative data. This study is an attempt to fill this gap. Information on 11,076 married SC women f...
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Background The onus of providing affordable access to specialist services in rural India primarily lies with publicly funded rural hospitals, also known as community health centres (CHCs). However, no studies have attempted to measure the change in the shortage and distributional inequalities of specialists in the publicly funded rural hospitals of...
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Background Evidence is limited on the effectiveness of mobile health programs which provide stage-based health information messages to pregnant and postpartum women. Kilkari is an outbound service that delivers weekly, stage-based audio messages about pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare directly to families in 13 states across India on their mobil...
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Background: One of the constraints in the utilisation of maternal healthcare in India is the out-of-pocket expenditure. To improve the utilisation and to reduce the out-of-pocket expenditure, India launched a cash incentive scheme, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which provides monetary incentive to the mothers delivering in public facility. However...
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Even a decade after the launch of the national rural health mission, Uttar Pradesh is facing severe shortage of health workers and sub-centres
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All is not well with healthcare delivery at the grassroots. Exploring the government healthcare system in the rural belts of Sitapur district in Uttar Pradesh during my five-month long field work, some worrying facts surfaced about the state of health sub-centres (SCs). These centres are peripheral units of the government health services available...
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Introduction There exist several barriers to maternal health service utilization in developing countries. Most of the previous studies conducted in India have focused on demand-side barriers, while only a few have touched upon supply-side barriers. None of the previous studies in India have investigated the factors that affect maternal health care...
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Introduction: There exist several barriers to maternal health service utilization in developing countries. Most of the previous studies conducted in India have focused on demand-side barriers, while only a few have touched upon supply-side barriers. None of the previous studies in India have investigated the factors that affect maternal health care...
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Janani Surakhsha Yojana in Sitapur District of UP(India)
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The central government has been pumping in a lot of money into the health sector since last twodecades. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which has been mainly designed to helpstate governments to improve the situation of human resources and the infrastructure ingovernment health facilities, has received a new lease of life with an extensio...
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Background To further reduce the maternal mortality ratio, India needs to narrow down the social inequity in the use of maternal healthcare services. This study quantifies the contribution of factors explaining the average gap in the use of full antenatal care, medical assistance at delivery and postnatal check-ups between scheduled castes/schedule...
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Using data from the third round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS, 2005-06), the present study examined the effect of quality of housing on the risk of anthropometric failure and child health status among migrant and non-migrant children in urban India. It is very urgent to from the policy and program perspective to understand whether source o...
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Background. Low use of maternal healthcare services is one of the reasons why maternal mortality is still considerably high among adolescents mothers in India. To increase the utilization of these services, it is necessary to identify factors that affect service utilization. To our knowledge, no national level study in India has yet examined the is...
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OBJECTIVES: To understand the prevalence of postpartum morbidities and factors associated with treatment-seeking behaviour among currently married women aged 15-49 residing in rural India. METHODS: We used data from the nationally representative District Level Household Survey from 2007-2008. Cross-tabulation was used to understand the differentia...
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Human resource shortage and inequalities at the base of India’s public healthcare system
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Over the past 20 years researchers focusing on poverty have acknowledged the need for more comprehensive approaches to poverty combining the rigor of quantitative methods and reflexivity of qualitative approaches. This is the main objective of this book focused on poverty in the city of Mumbai. This book offers a portrait of poverty in the city of...
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Using data from the third round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS, 2005-06), the present study examined the effect of quality of housing on the risk of anthropometric failure and child health status among migrant and non-migrant children in urban India. It is very urgent to from the policy and program perspective to understand whether source o...
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Using data from the third round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS, 2005-06), the present study examined the effect of quality of housing on the risk of anthropometric failure and child health status among migrant and non-migrant children in urban India. It is very urgent to from the policy and program perspective to understand whether source o...
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"No study has yet attempted to measure mean out-of-pocket expenditure on health care at household level, separately for government and private health facilities in India. Therefore, this study analyses the change in the out-of-pocket expenditure between 1995-96 and 2004 for fifteen major states of India, separately for rural/urban sector and inpat...
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Using data from 60th round of the National Sample Survey, this study attempts to measure the incidence and intensity of ‘catastrophic’ maternal health care expenditure and examines its socio-economic correlates in urban and rural areas separately. Additionally, it measures the effect of maternal health care expenditure on poverty incidence and exam...
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Using data from third round of District Level Household Survey conducted in 2007-08, the study attempts to measure socio-economic inequality by type of maternal care-antenatal care, delivery care and postnatal carein rural Assam, with a focus on inter-district variations. Results indicate that the utilisation of maternal health care in the state is...
Technical Report
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Evaluation of NRHM in 7 States - a report submitted to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India

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I am a social scientist and I want to learn the basics of Bayesian Statistics without going deep into technical details (scary formulae, equations, etc.). Can someone please suggest some books, videos, websites that provide a lucid introduction to Bayesian Statistics?
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In what situation, Odd Ratio and Relative Risk can be equal?  I was asked this question a few days ago. I googled it but couldn't find any answer. Any help is highly appreciated 

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To examine level, patterns and determinants of IPV in India
Archived project
The study intends to evaluate the performance of NRHM in seven states of India.