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  • Going the extra mile, to save a life
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    Going the extra mile, to save a life

    The quality of healthcare in Bihar has never been in synch with the rest of the country, and this affects the most vulnerable section of the society the most. The national programs initiated by the government rarely benefit the segment of the society these programs are created for. The birth of a baby girl in an ambulance is therefore not startling, bec... Read More

  • One Team. One Heartbeat… Surajmani’s Story
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    One Team. One Heartbeat… Surajmani’s Story

    Surajmani is a 52 year old widow. She earns a living as a labour in agricultural fields. Through her income, she can meet her basic survival needs. For any other expenditure, she has to take a loan with a high interest rate. She is a poor and weak woman from the Santhali tribe of Dighalbank Block in Kishanganj District. Surajmani has four daughters... Read More

  • Planning family in a healthier way
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    Planning family in a healthier way

    Manju Rani Mahato is a 35 year old housewife from the Garafusra Village of Purulia District. When the HEVS team first met her through its reproductive health initiatives she was already a mother of 5. Wife of Gouranga Prasad Mahato Manju’s daily living revolves around everyday household chores besides attending the meetings of Durgamoyee Mahila Sami... Read More

  • Lung health beyond 2015- Tackling TB
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    Lung health beyond 2015- Tackling TB

    Tuberculosis has killed more number of people than any other infectious disease in human history and continues to be responsible for 1.5 million deaths across globe. In 2014, 2.2 million TB cases occurred in India making India the highest TB burden country in the world. Despite the availability of services across the country many cases are being missed. Issues re... Read More

  • How food and sanitation saved Dayamoni’s life
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    How food and sanitation saved Dayamoni’s life

    Four year old Dayamoni, lives in a remote village in the district of Purulia. This is one of the most backward areas of the country and Dayamoni’s family is one of the many socio-economically underprivileged families that live here. Hazari Mahato, Dayamoni’s father works as a manual labour and her mother, Parboti is a house wife. Hazari is a daily wag... Read More

  • Mother’s milk is the best
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    Mother’s milk is the best

    On July 3, 2015, Khusnuma Begum and Md. Adil of Satal Nihalbhag Nagar Panchayat of Bahadurganj Block in Kishanganj District, are blessed with a triplet in Bahadurganj Public Health Center (PHC). Bahadurganj is one of the areas, where AMANAT Karyakram (Mobile Nurse Mentoring Team) intervention, as part of skill strengthening process, is going on under the Bihar Te... Read More

  • Big data, big outcomes
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    Big data, big outcomes

    Data plays a critical role in making informed decisions which lead to better health programs and better health outcomes. But when it comes to data and analytics of large public health programs, I have often seen a big divide between demand and delivery. By and large, by the time the required data and analysis is made available, the need for the information become... Read More

  • Story of three siblings fighting all odds…
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    Story of three siblings fighting all odds…

    This story is about three young siblings-- Ram, Shyam and Bandana, all of whom were affected by MDR tuberculosis. Ram & Shyam are twins. The disease affected the teenagers one after another in quick succession to justify its contiguous nature.  While the disease spread fast and furiously like fire, the RNTCP team and CARE counselor wer... Read More

  • Fighting Malnutrition collectively
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    Fighting Malnutrition collectively

    The story from the village is unbelievable. Rajnagar block is situated 50 kms from Chattarpur district headquarters. Khajuraho which is famous worldwide for its history, architecture and natural beauty comes within Rajnagar Block. While Rajnagar enjoys a great recognition for various reasons, Kurela, a village with population of ... Read More

  • A Counsellor, A Messenger, A Strong Leader
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    A Counsellor, A Messenger, A Strong Leader

    Usha Verma is an Anganwadi worker (AWW) in Fatehpur block of Uttar Pradesh. As an Anganwadi worker, her role is to counsel the villagers and impart important health information on issues such as family planning, warning signs of possible health issues, breastfeeding, and newborn care. Usha also helps provide vaccinations for adolescent girls groups. Rec... Read More

  • Accurate data collection became a byproduct of service provision
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    Accurate data collection became a byproduct of service provision

    Interactive and innovative mobile application for frontline health workers in Bihar, India – where accurate data collection became a byproduct of quality service provision  “When we started this journey of developing a comprehensive mHealth platform for the frontline health work... Read More

  • Impact of Factors Affecting the Performance of Public Health Workers
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    Impact of Factors Affecting the Performance of Public Health Workers

    22nd May, 2015. CARE India has a strong portfolio of health projectsacross the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, primarily focussing on maternal and child health, adolescent health, malnutrition, tuberculosis and kala-azar. In early May 2015,CARE India organized a workshop for its ... Read More

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