For 20 years, Dr PK Sarkar has been publishing bulletins and magazines to provide doctors and patients unbiased and objective information on drugs and rational therapy. His journals are fiercely independent, even if that means a hand-to-mouth existence
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak is founder of the Sulabh Sanitation Movement, which has constructed over 650,000 toilet-cum-bath complexes and 62 excreta-based biogas plants in India. In this interview he explains how he brought the 'untouchable' subject of toilets and sanitation to the national agenda
Bimla Devi, a young dalit woman from Nagal Teju village in Haryana, has managed to ensure safe motherhood and deliveries in her village. She has got the upper and lower castes drinking water from the same tap. She has prevented a child marriage. And she has spread awareness about gender equality and panchayati raj.
Until the '90s the tribal people of Gudalur Valley summoned the Bettakurumba gods for all their health problems. It was years before Drs Roopa and Narayanan Devadasan could begin to change the tribal health scenario. But slowly and painfully their determination paid off. Now the Bettakurumba gods have started sending patients to the Gudalur Adivasi Hospital!