CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Primary health care of the tribals. 3. PHCs role in tribal primary health care. 4. The tribal medicine man (the shaman). 5. Health care delivery system and tribals diseases. 6. Tribal ethno-medicine. 7. Summary and conclusion.
This book attempts to portray the health status of various tribal communities of eastern ghats spreading over an area of more than 75,000 kms covering parts of Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Karnataka with particular reference to their primary health care and performance of the primary health centres in the tribal areas together with their traditional methods of cure. It is of immense value to social scientists working on different aspects of life of small tribal inhabitants and marginal farmers particularly on health and medical personnel's of PHCs in tribal areas apart from for those formulating the policy framework for the development of the tribals.