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Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India


Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India Why is it that the Coronavirus epidemic has led to such a strong and harsh global response? How does power dynamics across social and economic spectrum play a role in making such decisions?A delightful blog by our … Continue reading Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India

Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline


Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline With much focus on Covid-19, there is a loss of focus on other healthcare services. The most affected are patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Tuberculosis,  Rheumatic diseases etc. We are noticing several … Continue reading Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline

Covid-19 crisis: Shift focus from hospitals to primary care


Covid-19 crisis: Shift focus from hospitals to primary care Our colleague Dr Pavitra Mohan, and Dr Nachiket Mor argue for the need to focus on and strengthening primary care to manage the #COVID19 crisis. Click on the link to read full article. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/covid-19-crisis-shift-focus-from-hospitals-to-primary-care/article31278485.ece?fbclid=IwAR2WFdAcX2st9523NN9KouKXMFyuVYKo0-ga2WCmSza4csD-yPb25fnZ0Zc

Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype


Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype With flood of articles, assumptions and theories doing rounds, there is a dire need for scientific evidence that informs decisions around tackling COVID19.Our colleagues Pavitra Mohan and Arpita Amin bring out a piece drawing in robust findings that separates facts from hypes around the disease. Click on the link below … Continue reading Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype

Three ways to combat coronavirus


Three ways to combat coronavirus Strengthening primary and community health care, combined with vastly expanded testing, will be key to overcoming the pandemic, as the lock-down provides some time. Click on the link below to read the full article by our colleagues. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/three-ways-to-combat-coronavirus-120032801149_1.html?fbclid=IwAR1Jm_qjVOjhwO20gUNz2lm494frkqux2Xbo11hcwyfXGqtCeA2Ctw0d7FI#.XoBLNZewins.facebook

World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis


World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis March 24 marks the day on which Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacteria that causes TB, 138 years ago. Today is a sober reminder to the public health community to revisit the disease and renew our efforts to ensure prompt diagnosis, better management … Continue reading World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis

#PeriodPaath : Open Letter Contest


PeriodPaath : Open Letter Contest For years, stigma associated with menstruation has not only prevented conversation on the issue, but also hindered initiatives for better menstrual hygiene practices. Menstruation is an integral part of the discussion around workforce productivity and empowerment of individuals. It also currently stands a key barrier to menstruating persons’ access to … Continue reading #PeriodPaath : Open Letter Contest

India’s Towering Food Inflation Will Make Child Malnutrition Worse


India’s Towering Food Inflation Will Make Child Malnutrition Worse Increasing food prices in India are likely to worsen the malnutrition levels, especially among communities that are already food scarce. A piece by our colleagues on the situation and a call to action. Click on the link to read full article: https://thewire.in/health/food-inflation-child-malnutrition-nfhs-pds-midday-meals-stunting

Malaria elimination: where does Rajasthan stand


Malaria elimination: where does Rajasthan stand Udaipur’s geographic position and climatic condition has been long favourable for transmission of malaria. But what is disturbing is that this deadly and fatal disease that spreads through the bite of a mosquito continues to affect residents of Udaipur district even in the year 2020. Large numbers of people … Continue reading Malaria elimination: where does Rajasthan stand

8 Ways in Which India’s Public Healthcare Can Change for the Better


8 Ways in Which India’s Public Healthcare Can Change for the Better As we enter the new year, we reflect on the last, and dream of an India where all people live in good health.Here is one wish list of items that could take us there. Click here to read the article : https://thewire.in/health/primary-healthcare-anganwadi-eggs-workplace-safety-womens-health By … Continue reading 8 Ways in Which India’s Public Healthcare Can Change for the Better

An agenda for young doctors: Reclaiming values,relevance and skills


An agenda for young doctors: Reclaiming values, relevance and skills Young doctors are facing anxiety and insecurity Being a Doctor is challenging and worrying for the new generation of doctors. There is an ever increasing insecurity among the young doctors (actually even among not so young doctors) about the future of medical profession. The number … Continue reading An agenda for young doctors: Reclaiming values,relevance and skills

Musings on interaction with young doctors


Musings on interaction with young doctors EHA is a Consortium of socially-sensitive healthcare providers, organizations involved in fostering livelihood, and education institutions from across the country, who can, through networking and resource sharing, come up with new and improved models for providing access to healthcare. Basic Healthcare Services is one of the founding members of … Continue reading Musings on interaction with young doctors

Health of tribal, migrant populations:Reflections of a young intern


Health of tribal, migrant populations:Reflections of a young intern Rajasthan’s terrain consists mainly of deserts and small forests that are scattered across the state. For decades, these forests housed different tribal groups. These societies relied on the forests for plants that could be used for tools, shelter, and other goods. They developed simple farming techniques … Continue reading Health of tribal, migrant populations:Reflections of a young intern

Inspiring Stories Of Everyday Heroes


Nurses form the backbone of AMRIT clinics. They play a vital role in the functioning of the clinics by providing clinical care and outreach care to the remote, rural, and underserved populations. They also provide safe childbirth services and manage emergencies by staying within the community for 24X7. On the occasion of International Nurses Day, … Continue reading Inspiring Stories Of Everyday Heroes

Re-imagining designs of primary healthcare for the future


Primary health care is rooted in a commitment to social justice and equity and in the recognition of the fundamental right to the highest attainable standard of health -World Health Organisation October 2018 marked 40 years of the Alma Ata Declaration that brought together global leaders, public health practitioners towards a collective commitment to delivering … Continue reading Re-imagining designs of primary healthcare for the future

जिन्दगी मिल गई है दुबारा


यह कहानी है आदिवासी परिवार में जन्में श्री गौतम मीणा* की जो सलूम्बर क्षेत्र कि झल्लारा पंचायत समिति के बोरी गाँव के रहने वाले हैं। इनकी माता की मृत्यु तभी हो गई थी जब वे मात्र 5 वर्ष के थे और पिता का साया भी आज से 2 वर्ष पूर्व उठ गया था। गरीबी व … Continue reading जिन्दगी मिल गई है दुबारा