The Towards Health Equity & Trasnsformative Action on tribal health (THETA) is a research project focusing on health of tribal communities. Most tribal communities live in and around forest regions in south, central and northeast India. Their health and nutritional status is known to be poorer than other communiites. While the most evident reason for this is their remote geographical location, social disadvantage and other reasons are postulated to be the drivers of poor tribal health In this research, we will study tribal population health status in three sites across India to better understand and explain reasons for this. Based on this, we shall develop a health systems intervention in partnership with tribal commuity-based organisations and district health services to address inequities.
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