India has the highest number of maternal (2010) and child (2009) deaths in the world suggesting a poor coverage in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) care services. This study assessed the coverage gap in MNCH care across districts in India using a robust aggregate Coverage Gap Index (CGI) developed by the 'Countdown 2008 Equity Analysis Group'. The north-south divide in MNCH care coverage gap is apparent. The results derived from this study emphasise the need for focused intervention in 210 districts which have a coverage gap of 50%. © 2012 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.
Rai, R. K., Kumar, C., & Singh, P. K. (2012). District level coverage gap in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health care services in India. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, 2(4), 221–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2012.12.004