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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

  • Bentiu blog: CARE’s mobile clinic treats people after months of conflict
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    Bentiu blog: CARE’s mobile clinic treats people after months of conflict

    “I have just come back after a long day outside the UN Protection of Civilian Area (PoC) in Bentiu. In the past months, we as CARE and other organizations were limited to work inside the PoC, where tens of thousands of people have sought safety from the fighting. However, now that the fighting stopped, our team decided to work outside the UN camp because th... Read More

  • Community involvement in healthcare
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    Community involvement in healthcare

    Kotshila is a backward village at the Noahatu Gram Panchayat in Jhalda-II block of Purulia district, West Bengal. In this village, the people are mostly engaged as agricultural laborers or are working in the local unorganised sector, such as the bidi (local cigarette) industry. People in Kotsila are extremely poor. It was noticed that they were not being ... Read More

  • DRIVEN BY DESTINY, ASPIRING A NEW LIFE….
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    DRIVEN BY DESTINY, ASPIRING A NEW LIFE….

    Petrapole is one of the areas where EMPHASIS intervention is being carried on. It is on the Indo-Bangladesh border, in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. It is a four hours’ drive from Kolkata and I reached there just before noon. On my way, I picked up one of our outreach workers, Anita. She has been working in the Petrapole & Bangaon field... Read More

  • A Community Comes Through
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    A Community Comes Through

    Every once in a while during our work in JMV we come across situations where our personal and professional skills are tested. One such situation arose during a Mothers’ Group meeting in Amradevi village in the Sirauli Gauspur block of Barabanki. This is one of the 195 villages where the Maternal and Neonatal Health program of Join My Village is being implemente... Read More

  • Healthy mother equates to a healthy baby
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    Healthy mother equates to a healthy baby

    ‘It’s normal Zeba! There is nothing to worry about!’ I was told this repeatedly in the last 4 months and I tried to believe that there was really nothing to worry about. It was four months since I had missed my periods and was hopefully looking forward to be a mother. Knowing of my pregnancy, everyone in the house was very happy. I was 20 years ... Read More

  • An whirlwind of excitement
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    An whirlwind of excitement

    The initiative was to project the work done by ASHAs in general and share the ongoing innovations in Bihar, with regard to field level health workers. We were going to be a part of a program called “Swastha Bharat” (Healthy India), which was to be hosted by one of our members from CARE India, Amit Arora. This show, which is aired thrice a week at 7:30... Read More

  • CARE partners win the TB Champion Award 2013
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    CARE partners win the TB Champion Award 2013

    India has the highest number of tuberculosis in the world, accounting for about a fifth of global incident cases per year. Patients’ not completing their treatment is a major obstacle in controlling this infectious disease. A common reason of patients discontinuing their treatment is the side-effects of the drug, which prevents them from working. The o... Read More

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