Social Science Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Social Science Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty


  • S. Jyothi Lakshmi
  • D.C. Nanjunda



Poverty, Health, Infectious Diseases, Research, Policy


World Health Organization (WHO) says since the 1970s, few new infectious diseases have almost quadrupled in developing countries. As per the WHO estimation, around 1.3 billion poor people across the globe are directly suffering from povertyrelated infectious diseases including Malaria, Diarrhoea, HIV, Tuberculosis, Dengue, etc. Deprivation, poverty, lack of quality medical care, social exclusion, etc lead to poverty-related infectious diseases. The major aim of the study is to shed light on the significance of social sciences research on infectious diseases of poverty This paper is based on a review . of various literature and other valid sources. The study indicates the connection between infectious diseases and poverty is dynamic and multifaceted. Underserved, marginalized, and socially excluded groups are mainly at greater risk due to their sub-optimal socio-economic status and unscientific health care behavior. Hence, social research on infectious diseases of poverty is needed for the hour. This paper concludes that the conversions of social research into needy health policies and a better concentration on the ground requirement in resource-poor settings are essential. Urgent ground research is required to reveal how poverty is shaped and reshaped, in different cultural settings, and structurally persistent causing different fatal diseases among the most excluded communities.



10/27/2022 — Updated on 11/24/2022


How to Cite

Lakshmi, S. J. ., & Nanjunda, D. . (2022). Social Science Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 28(Special Issue (Jul, Sep), 372–374. Issue (Jul, Sep).5199 (Original work published October 27, 2022)



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