How Inclusive are India's Health Policies?
Authored by: Arshiya Singh
Edited by: Kausumi Saha
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Tribal communities in India are some of the most vulnerable social groups despite having a special status guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. Being at the margins both in the demographic and socio-economic sense, they experience extreme inequalities, especially in their access to healthcare. This Issue Brief attempts to locate these tribal
communities in the public health paradigm. It also looks at the disproportionate nature of health inequalities between tribal and non-tribal populations by assessing the differentiated disease burden and longstanding socio-economic barriers to utilising health care services in tribal regions.