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#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

Time to end TB or is it? Economic burden deterring TB Care


Time to end TB or is it? Economic burden deterring TB Care 27 years old Galba* had contracted TB three years ago while working as a Head Loader in Ahmedabad. Galba hailed from a tribal hamlet of Udaipur district in Rajasthan. Earning a bare amount of Rs 3000, Galba had to sustain a family comprising … Continue reading Time to end TB or is it? Economic burden deterring TB Care

Swasth Diwas at Amrit: A Photostory


Swasth Diwas is an initiative at Amrit Clinic to create a peer group of persons suffering from Tuberculosis and their families. This group congregates once a month. They learn about the disease itself, the importance of compliance to the drug regime, and nutrition; they bust myths, and meet survivors. Pranoti Monde, an India fellow at … Continue reading Swasth Diwas at Amrit: A Photostory

In a fight against Tuberculosis with AMRIT Clinics


In a fight against Tuberculosis with AMRIT Clinics “TB ke marizon se milne ya unke ghar jaane mein khatra hai kyunki isse aapko bhi TB ho sakta hai.” “TB toh ek halki bimari hai jisme khansi aur bukhar hota hai. Ise kisi ilaaj ki zarurat nahi.” “TB toh keval un purshon ko hota hai jo … Continue reading In a fight against Tuberculosis with AMRIT Clinics

जुडवाँ बच्चे-दोहरी खुशियाँ


जुडवाँ बच्चे-दोहरी खुशियाँ नवली बाई मानपुर पंचायत के हण्ड़ी फला गांव की रहने वाली एक खेतीहर आदिवासी महिला श्रमिक है। इनकी उम्र 40 वर्ष है। लाली बाई के पति रामलाल प्रवासी श्रमिक है जो कि अहमदाबाद में मार्बल फर्श घिसाई का कार्य करते है। रामलाल जी लम्बे समय तक प्रवास पर रहते है और वार-त्योहार … Continue reading जुडवाँ बच्चे-दोहरी खुशियाँ

पोषण कार्यक्रम से बदला दूर-दराज के आदिवासी क्षेत्रों में खान-पान का स्वरूप


पोषण कार्यक्रम से बदला दूर-दराज आदिवासी इलाकों में खान-पान का स्वरूप “एक माह मेँ केवल दो बार हरी सब्जी का उपयोग होता जब माँ बाजार जाती तो हरी सब्जी नसीब होती लेकिन किचन गार्डन लगाने के बाद सप्ताह मेँ चार दिन हरी सब्जी खाते है और पड़ौसियों को भी दी है” – पन्नालाल *(टी बी … Continue reading पोषण कार्यक्रम से बदला दूर-दराज के आदिवासी क्षेत्रों में खान-पान का स्वरूप

Report and Recommendations of the National Consultation on Strengthening Primary HealthCare in Rural India


Access the complete Report of National Consultation on Strengthening Primary HealthCare in Rural India organised by Basic HealthCare Services and Academy of Family Physicians in India during the World Rural Health Conference ’18 held in April’18 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi http://www.wrhc2018.com/pdf/Rural%20Primary%20Care%20Report.pdf