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Uptake of Health Services by People from the Dalit Community.

Thapa, R., van Teijlingen, E., Regmi, P. and Heaslip, V., 2018. Uptake of Health Services by People from the Dalit Community. Journal of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, 1 (2), 1 - 6.

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DOI: 10.3126/jbpkihs.v1i2.22072


Studies and reports on uptake of health services in Nepal and other low-income countries often focus on limitations due to physical factors, such as travel distance to health facility, or lack of medical facilities or electricity at the health care centre or focus on resources, such as lack of service providers, or lack of appropriately trained staff. In this editorial article, we highlight the importance of discrimination as a reason for people not seeking available health care. Discrimination is particularly a barrier to service usage among the most deprived people in society, such as the Dalit community in Nepal and South Asia more generally. We discuss the caste-based discrimination in Nepal and its effects on health outcomes of those groups who experience such discrimination.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Health discrimination; caste; social exclusion; Dalits; Nepal
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31610
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Jan 2019 10:07
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:14


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