Health and poverty are closely linked to each other. Delayed healthcare, unclean drinking water, long distances to the nearest hospital and poor living conditions are some of the main factors behind the critical health situation in rural India.
Children from the poor sectors of society suffer from malnutrition and many children are born underweight.
Lack of awareness might be the biggest threat to the poor. Good health is a human right and a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Many NGO:s are working on awareness, reproductive health and increased access to health care.
Skillful doctors, social workers and community workers are providing important assistant at the doorstep to villages in rural Maharashtra.