Integrated Role of Nutrition in Medicine-Promotion of Health and Family Planning and Prevention of Illness


  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women, Coimbatore, India


Three quarters of the population of India live in the rural areas, and yet three quarters of the expenditure on medical care occurs in cities, where three quarters of the doctors live. While the rural areas supply food to the urban population and the very existence of industries is due to the support given by the rural sector, most of the villages are not reached by any medical care. Therefore several suggestions such as bare foot doctors, health posts at the micro level and health aides are being considered.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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