Council's Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals set up, in 1984, at
Jabalpur, addresses itself mainly to the study of the health and nutritional
problems of the tribal populations, including nutritional disorders, common
communicable diseases, environmental health problems, etc. This Centre
provides assistance in planning, monitoring and evaluation of tribal health
and other developmental programmes in tribal areas of India (including
Madhya Pradesh) and also in training health functionaries. This Centre is
also attempting simultaneously to estimate the magnitude of health problems
posed by other common diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, diarrhoea,
malaria, filariasis, venereal diseases, poliomyelitis, measles, etc.
Further, the Centre also studies the blood groups, abnormal haemoglobins and
other genetic health problems as also socio-economic, demographic and
cultural profile of the tribal population.