2013 Conference of the International Medical Geology Association (25–29 August 2013)

Paper No. 3
Presentation Time: 5:10 PM


SHRINAGESH, Bathula1, KALPANA, Markandey2, KIRAN, Baktula2 and BHAGYAIAH, Jose2, (1)Geography, Nizam College, Osmania University, Opp. L. B. Stadium, Gunfoundry, Hyderabad (Deccan), 500001, India, (2)Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 500007, India, geosri74@gmail.com

The process of globalization has set new health challenges in the 21stcentury. The borderless world has changed the economies of the world at a very fast pace, in turn changing the consumption pattern of the people. Globalization has increased the standard of living of people in many developed countries at the cost of the environment and the lives of the people of other nations. With changing climate, people have become more vulnerable to health risk at global level. With the changing climate and the environment, and the change in the seasons, which in turn, affecting agriculture globally. India, is not far behind, the deficiency in food nutrition has set new challenges to the govt. and common person has become a soft target to various new diseases. Earlier it used to be the transfer of disease from rural to urban areas, but today it is the reversal, the spread is from urban to rural areas. Andhra Pradesh is one of the fastest growing states in the country. IT development has made A.P. as the most preferred global destination. Many MNCs have established themselves. In spite of development in IT field, there is considerable backwardness in Health sector. During the last five years, the state has witnessed many new health related problems mainly in the rural areas. When it comes to the urban areas, the city of Hyderabad, which is considered as the health capital of India, has its own drawbacks.The concept that location can influence health is a very old one in medicine. There are now nearly 40 diseases that were unknown a generation ago. In addition, during the last five years, WHO has verified more than 1100 epidemic events worldwide. THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE:1.to study the prevalent diseases across the state of Andhra Pradesh,2.to study the infrastructural facilities available and suggest the alternatives.Methodology: The methodology includes the Spatial Database, which will be mostly in the form of digitized format. The Non-Spatial Database include both secondary data as well as the primary data. The secondary data will be collected from the various Govt. and Non – Governmental organizations. The primary data will be based on the field survey, which may consist of urban, rural and remote areas of the states. All the non-spatial data obtained from different sources will be organized following a district-Mandal-Village hierarchy.
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