The health problems in Adivasi and rural areas often remain understudied and there is a dearth of data on these problems. Sangwari wants to address this ‘health data poverty’.
Sangwari conducted an observational study based on setting up the COVID-19 ICU at the District Hospital and providing care to very sick COVID-19 patients from Adivasi and rural areas.
Commentaries based on experiences from investigations into deaths among Pando people are also being submitted to journals to highlight the health issues among the tribal people.
We have also shared the experience related to providing palliative care in the underserved region of Surguja in the BMJ Blogs (https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o393/rr-4)
Several members of Sangwari contributed to the book ‘COVID 19 from the margins’ highlighting the challenges of providing care for COVID 19 in rural tribal areas. All the activities of Sangwari are monitored by separate monitoring and evaluation team which ensures that programs are relevant, effective, and are run in an efficient manner.