The National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme, a new initiative under the National Health Mission, marks the beginning of the nation’s journey to control Viral Hepatitis and thereby reducing mortality and morbidity attributed to it. It is envisioned that this programme wilt reach large number of persons possible harboring the infection.

In line with the Government of India’s deep commitment towards elimination of viral hepatitis, the “National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis” was launched by Union Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare. Viral hepatitis is recognized as an important public health problem across the world.

An Expert Committee on Tribal Health was constituted jointly by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Government of India in the year 2013 under the Chairmanship of Dr.

104 million tribal people, accounting for 8.6 percent of India’s population, are heavily marginalised and discriminated against. Not only are tribal communities socio-economically othered by the mainstream Indian populace, they also face a host of structural inequalities, with access to healthcare being one of the biggest.

India is a diverse country in terms of geography, climatic conditions, resources and health care infrastructure etc. Owing to this diversity, each state and UT may have morbidity and mortality due to diseases which may occur as per the geographic-climatic conditions.

Exposure to second-hand smoke remains a major concern in India even though there has been a reduction in such exposure at home and public places since 2009-10, as per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS 2), released by the Health Ministry. However, exposure to second-hand smoke at healthcare facilities has increased in this period.

The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.

The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.

National Family Health survey (NFHS) provides updates and evidence of trends in key population, health and nutrition indicators, including HIV prevalence.

This report presents the key findings of the NFHS-4 survey in Andhra Pradesh, followed by detailed tables and an appendix on sampling errors. Trends are not included in this state report because previous NFHS surveys did not include estimates for the new state of Andhra Pradesh.

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