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Trust built on vision

By Frederick Noronha

The Aravind eyecare organisation, which does 1,000 surgeries and 6,000 consultations every day, was inspired by the MacDonald’s model of efficiency and affordability

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Holistic healing through rural herbal traditions

By Monideepa Sahu

By reclaiming traditional herbal healing systems, training women to use these for their own health and that of their communities, the Shodhini network facilitates natural and traditional alternatives in health care to meet women’s special needs

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Reconstructing hope

By Monideepa Sahu

Agni Raksha devotes itself to burns victims, who need expert and expensive reconstructive surgery, besides counselling and emotional support. Women are often the victims, battling both physical and emotional scars, and forced by circumstances to return to the very husbands who inflicted the damage

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Helpline for artists

In 1995, Dr R V Raghavendra, an entrepreneur and an avid fan of classical music, set up Arogyadhara, a trust fund and health helpline for musicians. His philosophy is simple: as a community, we must take care of our artists, especially their medical needs

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Healthcare at the doorstep for Bangalore's elderly

By Monideepa Sahu

St John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, has started a senior citizens health service aimed at providing medical care at reduced rates and improving the quality of the health and life of older persons in rural and urban areas around Bangalore

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Mitanins: Chhattisgarh's 'barefoot doctors'

A global trend favouring large-scale interventions by Community Health Workers (CHWs) has paid huge and unexpected dividends in Chhattisgarh, where CHWs called mitanins have not only substantially improved infant mortality rates but are also meeting the goal of holistic development

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Health insurance for Pachcham's women

A unique partnership between the Pachcham Mahila Vikas Sangathan, the public healthcare sector and philanthropic trusts brings healthcare to the women of Pachcham in Kutch, Gujarat

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LOCOST: Affordable drugs for everyone

Low Cost Standard Therapeutics, or LOCOST, was set up to enable everyone, even the poor in remote areas, to access quality medicines at affordable prices

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Staying alert to the TB menace in Navi Mumbai

By Sandhya Srinivasan

A collaborative effort between the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and Alert India to tackle tuberculosis on the outskirts of Mumbai yields results

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The golden touch of simple women

FRCH's model healthcare project in Parinche needs to be replicated all over India

 

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Mapping health in village India

Unnoticed by mainstream media forums, a thousand volunteer groups have put together a major survey of the state of health services available in the country

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Small beginnings in a tribal village

In one of the poorest villages of central India, villagers and the district collector have provided an innovative health service, with the barest of resources

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Recording traditional knowledge of healing

A Vadodara-based organisation has begun collating the vast knowledge of traditional medicine

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Battling it out in Bhopal

An oasis of concern refuses to give up the cause of the victims of the great gas tragedy

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For the workers, by the workers, of the workers

The steel workers of Bhilai have launched one of the more revolutionary health movements in the country

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Standing up to the Big C

Facilities to help cancer patients are regrettably inadequate in the country. The more effective initiatives such as CPAA need to be replicated across the land.

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Drs Rani and Abhay Bang named global 'Heroes of Health'

Indian doctor couple, Rani and Abhay Bang, from the grassroots health organisation SEARCH have been included in TIME magazine's 'Heroes of Health' list for 2005 for their pioneering work in cutting infant mortality rates

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Citizens turn around public hospitals

Rogi Kalyan Samitis are revolutionising public healthcare in Madhya Pradesh

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Battling it out in Bhopal

The Sambhavna Clinic, an oasis of concern that refuses to give up the cause of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, has won the 2001 Margaret Mead award

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