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Public Health Vulnerable Situation: State of Tribes in Cyclones

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Studies in Social Work, Bastar University, Jagdalpur, CG, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 7-15, April,14 (2013)

Abstract

The health of any person is based on the public health interventions, which are carried out by the State. These interventions should address the common diseases to critical illness. Public health is nothing but, the practice of preventing disease and promoting good health within groups of people, from small communities to entire countries. The goal of public health is to increase the capacity of communities to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive, community-based health promotion programs targeted toward priority health problems. Public health consequences associated with tropical cyclones include storm-related mortality, injury, infectious disease, psychosocial effects, displacement and homelessness, damage to the health-care infrastructure, disruption of public health services, transformation of ecosystems, social dislocation, loss of jobs and livelihood, and economic crisis. The challenge of addressing the natural disasterís healthcare needs of the population necessitates priority attention and action from all individuals and organizations working to improve Public health during disaster. The relationship between climate change and human illness is complex and difficult to assess. Human health impacts directly related to weather or climate include changes in the frequency and intensity of temperature extremes and severe weather events.

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