The ‘Spittoon Syndrome’ How Effective Will Be the Anti-Spitting Initiatives in India?

Economic and political weekly LI(26):26-27

4 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2018

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Chitra Grace A

Global Institute of Public Health

K Rajasekharan Nayar

Global Institute of Public Health and Santhigiri Research Foundation

Lekha Bhat

Mizoram University

Anant Kumar

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi; University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Global Public Health

G Ratheesh Babu

Independent

Muhammed Shaffi

Global Institute of Public Health, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India; Health Systems Research India Initiative

Date Written: June 25, 2016

Abstract

The unsanitary and uncivilised act of spitting is a culture-specific syndrome. New strategies need to be designed to tackle this problem.

Keywords: Public Health, Sppitting, Tubeculosis, Behaviour Change

Suggested Citation

A, Chitra Grace and Nayar, K Rajasekharan and Bhat, Lekha and Kumar, Anant and Babu, G Ratheesh and Shaffi, Muhammed, The ‘Spittoon Syndrome’ How Effective Will Be the Anti-Spitting Initiatives in India? (June 25, 2016). Economic and political weekly LI(26):26-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3113058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3113058

Chitra Grace A

Global Institute of Public Health ( email )

Ananthapuri Hospital
NH Bypass
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695024
India

K Rajasekharan Nayar

Global Institute of Public Health and Santhigiri Research Foundation ( email )

Global Institute of Public Health, Ananthapuri Hos
Thiruvananthapuram, 695024
India

Lekha Bhat

Mizoram University ( email )

Tanhril
Aizawl
Aizawl, MI 796009
India

Anant Kumar (Contact Author)

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi ( email )

Dr. Camil Bulcke Path
Purulia Road
Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
India
09934160637 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://xiss.ac.in

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Global Public Health ( email )

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

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G Ratheesh Babu

Independent ( email )

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Muhammed Shaffi

Global Institute of Public Health, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India ( email )

Ananthapuri Hospital
NH Bypass
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695024
India
8137001241 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.giph.in

Health Systems Research India Initiative ( email )

Mummys Lane
Kowdiar
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
India
8137001241 (Phone)

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