Although the prevalence of endemic diseases will vary from one region to another,some of the important diseases prevalent in our country are: tuberculosis,malaria,leprosy,malaria,iodine deficiency disorders,etc.
The government has launched various national programmers for the control or eradication of these endemic diseases. a few of these include leprosy eradication programme,tuberculosis control programme, programme for control of blindness. People are being trained for early detection and treatment and follow up care of cases..However,inadequate data on prevalence of the locally endemic diseases is available thus the decision makers cannot take the judicious decision.
REMEDIAL MEASURES- There is need to develop an information system which should emphasize on the monitoring of the different locally prevalent endemic diseases. This data should be available at the district level and feedback should be given to the primary health care units in the districts. The people should be educated about the significance of each disease and simple methods to prevent and control them through the locally available resources . The community members should be motivated to utilize the services of various national health programmers implemented by the government.