The study seeks to understand the impact that the Covid-19 epidemic and lockdown measures have had on the availability and access to health and nutrition services, in rural contexts in India.
The specific objectives of the study, in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, are to understand:
Approach and methodology
The rapid assessment, undertaken over a 15-day period, used mixed methods, comprising of-
The pandemic and lockdown have indeed led to an unprecedented socioeconomic and health crisis. Despite the efforts of central and states governments, significant challenges remain. More challenges are likely to emerge too. Some of the study findings include-