Bontha Veerraju Babu

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BACKGROUND Violence against women is now widely recognised as an important public health problem, owing to its health consequences. Violence against women among many Indian communities on a regularly basis goes unreported. The objective of this study is to report the prevalence and other related issues of various forms of domestic violence against women(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiological knowledge on acute condition of lymphatic filariasis is essential to understand the burden and issues on management of the disease. METHODS A one year long longitudinal prospective surveillance of acute adenolymphangitis (ADL) was carried out in rural population of Orissa, India. RESULTS The annual incidence of ADL per(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a leading cause of permanent and long-term disability, affects 120 million people globally. Hydrocele, one of the chronic manifestations of LF among 27 million people worldwide, causes economic and psychological burdens on patients and their families. The present study explores and describes the impact of hydrocele on(More)
permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Dear Editor, On 25 September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) unanimously adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals and 169 targets aiming to transform the world over the next 15 years. These(More)
OBJECTIVES An intervention to improve migrants' access to healthcare was piloted in Mumbai with purpose of informing health policy and planning. This paper aims to describe the process of building partnership for improving migrants' access to healthcare of the pilot intervention, including the role played by different stakeholders and the contextual factors(More)
The present paper examines the relationship of alcohol consumption with blood pressure (BP) levels and hypertension prevalence. Data on BP, alcohol consumption and anthropometry were obtained from a cross sectional sample of 1316 adult men and women of six low socioeconomic groups belonging to four different ethnic groups from Visakhapatnam district of(More)
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