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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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