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Tribal Health
A district-wide sample survey revealed that 15% of population carried the sickle cell gene and nearly 1% had the severe disease (1987)
SEARCH realised that the tribal population, due to its different genetic, geographic and cultural characteristics, needed a different approach for health care.
SEARCH developed a unique tribal friendly hospital and participatory program of tribal health care.
The Government of Maharashtra bestowed a state award on SEARCH for this work (1987)