Tag: "tribals" at medical news
Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers
...t of their children. Secondly, a majority of the tribals
live below the poverty line and most of the mothers work as wage labourers, leaving their young children under the care of their siblings. The programme was called Positive Deviance because it looks at the positive side of an otherwise grim picture...
Miners in Madhya Pradesh at High Risk of Developing TB
...the laborers at high risk of getting TB. Saharia tribals
and backward classes, most of whom suffer from tuberculosis, dominate the Pahargarh, Chhaina, Likhiganj and Sihonia villages of Madhya Pradesh's Morena district. The benefits of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) continue t...
Anthrax Claims Two Lives in Orissa
...ecially from Kalahandi, Koraput and Rayagada where tribals
often consume infected meat. Over 200 cattle and five people lost their lives to anthrax between 1994 and 2006. In 1998, as many as 43 cattle died in Niali area of Cuttack district due to the deadly disease. "Though 18 of the 30 districts in Oris...
India to Protect Its Forests With the Aid of Austrian NGO
...t in protecting the forests as well as helping the tribals
living in those areas sustain themselves." The workshop will see a number of eminent speakers from various forest research institutes across the country as well as the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF). Prodipto Ghosh, secretary, ministr...
Exports Of Herbal & Dietary Products Has Huge Potential
...ensure that medicinal plants that are collected by tribals
and other forest dwellers for their livelihood are made available to the AYUSH industry but also that the farmers are able to cultivate medicinal plants as an alternative crop. The two-day workshop has been organized by the National Medicinal Plants ...
Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals
...ince gur making was more profitable, more and more tribals
would change over from the toddy business. "This w...dministration has not lost hope. It is encouraging tribals
to sell fresh, unfermented toddy for making 'neera', a health drink. Unfermented toddy is very sweet...
Madhya Pradesh Has India's Most Malnourished Kids
...neffective, 'costly' public healthcare are forcing tribals
into cheaper 'options' like black magic and tradit...tal. Doctors scolded her parents saying: "These tribals
are so stupid. Is this the time to bring the child?" Of course the child died. 'But the real reas...
Tribals in the Brink of Extinction due to Malnutrition and Diseases
...ion and medical system don't start delivering, the tribals
here may well be wiped out, according to Grassroots Features. "Located inside the buffer zone of the wildlife sanctuary, the village has no roads," complained Kumara Singh, a local social activist. "During the rains, the village remains cut off fr...
Food Poisoning Kills Nine at Chhattisgarh Relief Camp
...were killed and 27 were taken ill after a group of tribals
consumed //rotten fish at a government-run relief ...district, 560 km south of Raipur. "A group of 50 tribals
brought rotten fish from a local pond and ate it on Saturday. While seven people died late Sunday, t...
Ramadoss Declares India Yaws Free
... The highly contagious disease was prevalent among tribals
living in unhygienic conditions. "India has finally eliminated yaws. Last year it was leprosy and this year it was yaws," he said at a function. He added that India had moved closer to completely eliminating yaws by 2008. "Yaws elimination is a ste...
UNICEF To Help For The Betterment Of Refugee Kids in Chhattisgarh
...oist. The rebels had retaliated by targeting local tribals
for their alleged support to government. Officials say that at least 135 persons, mostly tribals, have been killed in the state since January this year owing to spiralling Maoist violence. Though the government offers free food to all refugees at...
Time magazine has recognized efforts of two Indian doctors towards reducing infant mortality rate
...oblems. The couple has also built a hospital for tribals
and a campus named Shodha Gram (Search village) and have pioneered a mass movement against alcohol in the district. They have been honored by the Maharashtra Government in for its work among the tribal community and received th...