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This article critically reviews the current status of primary health care services in India. It was observed that medical services have primarily relied on Western medicine, and are incompatible with prevailing health beliefs and practices. The failure of Western medicine and, as a consequence,...
Despite considerable investment and sustained efforts from the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life (MOHQL) and the National Non-communicable Disease Prevention and Control Programme, the incidence of diabetes in Mauritius remains one of the highest in the world. This study explores the views...
The term ‘five-star doctor’ has been promoted to denote the model physician for today's society, who should be able to respond to the needs of both individual patients and their community. The B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) has adopted integrated, partially problem-based,...
This article aims to uncover gender roles in utilisation and management of medicinal plants for primary health care and community well-being. Men (n = 237) and women (n = 242) from 27 villages with a high concentration of indigenous peoples from central India were included in the study. Methods...
This article examines the social and behavioural consequences of the Orissa supercyclone. Theory-driven secondary data were analysed at the macro level, covering the period from 1997 to 2001, of the cyclone-affected districts and of the state. The transient consequences were sudden upsurge in...
This case study examines the customer orientation of primary health centres (PHCs) of a district in Uttar Pradesh. Ten PHCs have been studied for this purpose. The study explores input level facilities and human resources available for providing services. Attitude and behviour of doctors and...
Drug use and the physical, psychological and social problems associated with it have been one of the major concerns among professionals in the domain of health and health psychology. One important reason for drug use being a matter of deep concern is the risk of HIV infection associated with it....
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