Raju Selastin Antony

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A pilot survey was recently undertaken among 301 married women below 50 years of age and having been pregnant at least once. These women lived in a rural environment: the first group in a peri-urban area which is developing rapidly, and the second in a traditional rural area. The survey elicited information on various aspects of the 1,476 pregnancies(More)
The population of 2 representative villages in Abu-al-Khasib field practice area of the College of Medicine, Basrah in Southern Iraq was surveyed during 1979 for baseline information relating to demographic and health characteristics. The total population covered was 3399. Women of child bearing age together with children under 15 years of age accounted for(More)
Background: India being the diabetic capital need to emphasize on preventive strategies to reduce the incidence of diabetes and thus reduce the burden on health services and resources of the country. The identification of high risk group like those with impaired fasting glucose stresses the need for simple interventional measures to bring down the diabetic(More)
It has become increasingly apparent that traditional medical education serves badly the need of many developing countries to provide effective health care for widely dispersed and often poor communities. This article describes a training programme developed in Iraq to provide final-year medical students with stimulating practical experience in community(More)
An attempt was made in this work to develop a strain-level molecular marker for unambiguous authentication of two Azospirillum inoculants, viz. A. lipoferum (strain Az204) and A. brasilense (strain Sp7). The sequence-characterized amplified region (SCAR) markers obtained from DNA fingerprints were designed for discrete detection of the strains. The SCAR(More)
A longitudinal enquiry was carried out among randomly selected households in four villages in Abu-al-Khasib district of Iraq, to study health needs as perceived by the community and actions people take when the need arises. Almost three-quarters of the spells of sickness as perceived by the community were among mothers and children. Most of the morbidity(More)
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