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THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

Sunil Misra. Voluntary Action in Health and Population: The Dynamics of Social Transition. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1999. Paperback. Indian Rs 225.00. 273 pages.

Health is a coefficient of development. Improvement in the health status of the people is generally preceded by the overall development of the area. Development to a great extent is contingent on the social and economic security of the people, social status of women, female literacy, adoption of new technology, work participation by women, and the internalisation of investments to generate resources and create conditions of economic development. In this process, non-government organisations at the micro level play an important role.