Reasons of Emergence of Malaria in KBK Region of Orissa, India: An Anthropological Approach

Mahendra Panda, Indian Council of Medical Research

Malaria disease in the KBK region contributes 33 percentages of malaria deaths and almost 50% of malaria morbidity of the whole state of Orissa in India. The present study is an attempt to found the reasons of occurrence of malaria in the region and for this purpose 16 malaria endemic villages with a total number of 480 respondents were interviewed. The study finding revealed the fact that, preventing the spread of diseases necessitate the collective action both at individual level and also in community level and cannot be addressed by the government agency only. The curative aspects of treatment of malaria require that informed medicines are to be propagate and accessible to the person who are in the disease victims. The renewed appearance of malaria in study areas because of the faulty medicine man, inadequate dose of medicine, lack of knowledge of disease and its causative aspect among the people.

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Presented in Poster Session 5: Health and Mortality