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Tribal Health : A Regional Perspective
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Edited by Dr. Laxman Kumar Sahoo.
Bibliographical Details xxiv, 326 p. ills. maps. 22 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Serials Publications.
ISBN-10 9386611112
ISBN-13 9789386611116, 978-9386611116
Year of Publication 2018.
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Tribal Health : A Regional Perspective

"Man lives in a material world where various material requirements like food, clothing and shelter are basically required for minimum existence both biologically and socio-culturally. It is needless to mention here that these are basic requirements no doubt but when man becomes ill and suffer from various types of diseases, all other material comforts becomes temporarily useless. Therefore, with healthy mind and body every human being or living being can enjoy his stay or existence on the earth along with his material needs and comforts. Under such circumstances health care system is found to be universally present and occupies the prime position in comparison to rest other needs of personal life. However, primitive medicine can be considered as the earliest form of medicinal practices and knowledge. Various medicinal studies reveal that the art of healing began during Paleolithic period. The primitive medicine consists of treatment through super natural powers, magical rites, satisfying spirits and practices of herbal medicine from animal sources and treatment through offering sacrifices are also observed even today. The clinical approach is replaced by the cultural approach where the so called specialists explores the herbal and magico-religious sources all around to find out the appropriate medicinal package for some kind of suffering. Such knowledge is not only valuable but quite essential and the procedures to master them become very much tedious and painstaking. In the modern health care system matters have been developed by scientist in a sophisticated modern manner of which formal education and training in medical science is required essentially. Central and state governments of India have expressed grave concern for the poor tribal health conditions in India. Several plans and policies have been profusely implemented to achieve such ends for the purpose of providing better modern health care system at their door step in one hand and in other bringing them to mainstream of national life without destroying their indigenous health culture. However, such efforts basically need clear cut understanding as well as explanation of such tribal societies traditional health care system in India/ Odisha in general.

In view of this, the present volume through its nineteen articles contributed by different scholars has attempted to record and describe various facets of tribal health from a regional perspective. The book will definitely be of immense help to the students, officials, NGOs, planners/policy-makers and many others to have a clear cut understanding of the tribal health care system from regional, academic and applied perspectives."
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List of Contributors

1. Tribal Health Situation in North Odisha / Prof. Jagannath Dash

2. A Socio-Legal Study on Right to Health of Tribals of Mayurbhanj District, Odisha / Debabrata Pani

3. Abnormal Haemoglobin Related Health Problem among the Tribals of Mayurbhanj District, Odisha / Sasmita Mishra, Bisnu Prasad Dash, Nibarana Satapathy and Nirmal Chandra Dash

4. Functioning of RNTCP in Tribal Dominated Region of Odisha : Empirical Findings / Nilakantha Panigrahi

5. Ethnobiology, Ethnomedicine and Ethnopharmacology Practices among Three Tribes of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha / Laxman Kumar Sahoo and Samir Kumar Sahu

6. Epidemiology of Blood Pressure among the Tribes of North Odisha / Kanhu Charan Satapathy, Prasanna Kumar Patra and Shyama Mohapatra

7. Tribal Health : A Genomic Perspective / Bibhuti Prasad Barik

8. Herbal Medicine used by the Santals of Keonjhar District, Odisha / Pushpanjali Parida

9. Opportunity for Natural Selection among the Sabara Tribe of Odisha / Sunil Kumar Gouda and Sangram Kesori Mohanty

10. Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Diabetes by the Tribals Living in Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Mayurbhanj, Odisha / Srusti Dhar Rout and Rabindra Kumar Mishra

11. Accessibility of Right to Health among the Tribals of Mayurbhanj District : A Policy Based Study / Debabrata Pani and Manoj Kumar Sadual

12. Diversity and Ethnomedicinal Significance of Some Less Known Crop Weeds in Bhadrak District of Odisha / Gouri Sankar J. P. Jena, Sandeep Kumar Nayak, Geeta Rath, Ashirbad Mohapatra and Kunja Bihari Satapathy

13. Traditional Medicinal Use Insects among the Tribes of Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha / Subhrakanta Jena and Hemanta Kumar Sahu

14. Use of Molecular Diagnostics in Tribal Health / Gargee Mohanty

15. Tribal Indigenous Beverage "Handia" : Its Process Characteristics and Medicinal Value / Sujogya Kumar Panda, Gunanidhi and Sahoo and Akshaya Kumar Bastia

16. Burden of Disability among the Scheduled Tribe Population of Odisha : Evidences from Census 2011 / Nihar Ranjan Rout and Moatula Ao

17. Plants used in Child Healthcare by the Tribes of Keonjhar District of Odisha / Geeta Rath, Sandeep Kumar Nayak, Gouri Sankar J. P. Jena, Ashirbad Mohapatra and Kunja Bihari Satapathy

18. Right to Health of Tribal Prisoners of the Circle Jail, Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha / Debabrata Pani and Sukanta Kumar Dwivedi

19. Menstrual Hygiene : A Cycle of Neglect among the Santal Girls / Smrooti Prajana Patel

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