International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2018)

Case reports on malaria among tribal population in East Godavari district

Author(s): Dr. K Sowmyasudha, Dr. G Krishnababu and Dr. K Satyanarayana
Abstract: Malaria is an age old disease. In Andhra Pradesh East Godavari District contributes to 5193 cases in 20101. Malaria is highly endemic in tribal population were API > 5. East Godavari District was composed with a population of 54, 51,549. Among this tribal people consists 2.5 lacs (2, 56,749). The District consists a total of 103 PHCs, among this 18 were tribal PHCs which are present in 7 Mandals of agency track.Which are under the administrative control of ITDA (Integrated Tribal Development Agency), Rampachodavaram. Most of the agency area is hilly and covered with dense forest. It contributes to 2414 cases during 20102.The report of scientific study on perception of the community about cause, transmission, timely detection, treatment and control of the disease in this district is not readily available. So we made an attempt to document it in the tribal population.
Methodology: As a part of my PG thesis data collection in East Godavari District, some of the interesting case studies were reported from the study participants. This case study tells how they floated in malaria in their life time. Study populations belongs different sub-communities in tribal caste residing East Godavari District. I have collected these case studies in 2013 and it has been five years till today expecting some change in their perception with lot of new intervention measures.
Pages: 47-49  |  433 Views  153 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. K Sowmyasudha, Dr. G Krishnababu and Dr. K Satyanarayana. Case reports on malaria among tribal population in East Godavari district. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2018; 1(2): 47-49.