The union health and family welfare ministry at Shodhgram in the tribal majority of Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district had organized a three-day workshop on tribal health issues. An official statement revealed that malaria, maternal mortality and fluorosis were some of the diseases which were discussed at the special workshop.
The workshop saw over 50 representatives from 24 organizations in academia, government and civil society present various programs that they have been running to address problems plaguing tribal health care.
Soumya Swaminathan, secretary, department of Health Research and director general, Indian Council for Medical Research, said, "This workshop marks an important step towards integrating evidence from the field into policy making for tribal health care. It also presents a unique opportunity for government departments, Indian Council of Medical Research and voluntary agencies to share experiences and learn from each other."