Healthcare: A Privilege for Tribal women?

How do you react when a father-in-law says about his Bahu (daughter-in-law), “Aap mujhe isko bade asptaal le jane kyun bol rahe ho? Yeh mar gayi toh mai isko jala dunga, woh meri zimmedari hai.” (Why are you asking me to take her to a bigger hospital? If she dies …

AMRIT Reaching the Last-mile Communities

”AMRIT clinic is a blessing – to me, and every member of my family.” In today’s India, people living in the most remote, rural areas continue to struggle to access high-quality healthcare. The lack of quality infrastructure, difficult terrain, inaccessible roads, and scattered households, often mean that whole communities are …

Primary Healthcare and Phulwaris saving lives

“Our daughter is alive today only because of the care she received.” Under nutrition is probably the most wide-spread problem in Southern Rajasthan, and one of the major contributers of morbidity and mortality among the population. Phulwaris (Crèches )  were set-up in the communities to address malnutrition in children under …

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Romi, Ramila and Florence Nightingale

12 May is celebrated worldwide as International Nurses Day to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. On this occassion, NDTV published our blog on the inspiring story of two of our Primary Health care nurses who are serving in the remote, tribal hamlets where AMRIT Clinics are located. Click …

Working on Solutions to India’s Maternal Care Crisis

Yesterday Forbes published a great article about challenges and solutions to India’s maternal health care crisis, which draws heavily from our insights over last three years. Dr. Pavitra Mohan, CEO at Amrit Clinics, an initiative started between Aajeevika Bureau (AB) and Basic HealthCare Services (BHS) to provide primary healthcare to tribal, migrant communities in rural Rajasthan, talks …