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  • Writer's pictureAnustup Kundu

To Handle Health Issues Among Tribal People CPHR and MANT have Partnered

News Desk, News Nation 360 : The National Symposium on "Resolving Tribal Health Challenges" was hosted by the Manbhum Ananda Ashram Nityananda Trust (MANT) and the Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR), an Independent Public Health Research Organisation in Eastern and Northeastern India. In honour of the event, CPHR released their Annual Progress Report, which offers details on the organization's accomplishments, current projects, and goals for public health research in the future. Dr Nirmalya Mukherjee, Director, MANT said that the symposium provided a vital forum for discussing the health concerns that Native American communities confront, covering everything from dental and cardiovascular disorders to mental health and back problems. Their dedication lies in promoting enduring solutions and making certain that the healthcare requirements of indigenous communities are fulfilled. Distinguished dignitaries and healthcare professionals including Padma Shri & Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee, Mukund Nayak, Nagpuri Folk Singer, Marty Otanez, PhD, Associate Professor & Chair, Anthropology, University of Colorado, Dr Jaideep Menon, Head - Preventive Cardiology, Amrita Institute, Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kerala, Dr Chandrasekhar Janakiraman, Head Public Health Dentistry, Amrita Institute, Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kerala, Dr Sayantan Banerjee, Associate Prof. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani, West Bengal, Dr Shekhar Bhojraj, Founder, The Spine Foundation Mumbai, Dr Kaushik Chattapadhyay, Assistant Professor.

Various health issues faced by tribal groups were discussed, along with suggestions for solutions, by Dr Omesh Bharti, Principal & State Epidemiologist, State Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh, Srimanti Hembram, India's First Tribal Radio Jockey, and Sarala Saren, Community Radio Producer, University of Nottingham. Their combined expertise facilitated a fruitful discussion that sought to mould the direction of tribal health programmes going forward. The symposium offered a forum for dialogue and solutions while bringing attention to the serious health problems that 8.6% of the population lives in tribal communities. Tribal communities are among the most underserved when it comes to healthcare access, despite their considerable presence. In an attempt to close this knowledge gap, scholars, researchers, and practitioners working in the field of tribal health came together for the National Symposium on Tribal Health 2023, which promoted a sharing of knowledge and experiences.

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