Team for Applied Research Generating Effective Tools and Strategies for Communicable Disease Control
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|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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