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1. Constructing Databases on Tribal Health focusing on Communicable Diseases

Principle investigator(s):Sheela Rangan, Abhay Kudale, John Porter, Karina Kielmann
Collaborator(s):LEPRA Society, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Summary:The tribal population in India constitutes 8.2% of the country’s population (Census, 2001) and is considered as socio-economically backward and disadvantaged. Tribal poverty has come into sharp focus since their food sources from the forest have started dwindling. In addition to widespread poverty, illiteracy, under nutrition, absence of safe drinking water and sanitary living conditions, poor maternal and child health services and ineffective coverage of national health and developmental services have been identified by several...
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