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Dr. Kalyan Banerjee
The KEM Hospital Research Center and the Swiss Tropical Institute, developed a collaborative project on the study of Malaria. How frequently both P. falciparum and P. vivax co–infect an individual was the basis of the study. The previous data from the State Malariology Department showed a high prevalence of both P. falciparum and P. vivax in some of the PHCs of Thane district. Of these the PHC at Sakharshet in Jawhar Taluka was selected for study. This gave us an opportunity to visit the area and to take notice of the health problems in addition to Malaria. The following gives a summary of our impressions of the health problems of the tribal people.

The specific health problems of the tribal peoples can be summarized as follows: