People

Power of audio visual

Posted on: November 10, 2015
By: Ashok Kumar Singh
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Bibi Anwari with her one-year-old child

‘Petpuja’ – our rural marketing campaign on complementary feeding – was in full swing. I was visiting a village called Nimaul to monitor progress. Fifty kilometres away from the district headquarter of Katihar in the state of Bihar, Nimaul is populous, flood-prone and visibly poor. On that sunny November morning, it was a great to [...]

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Truth is stranger than fiction

Posted on: August 13, 2014
By: Amajit Mukherjee
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Sue Desmond-Hellmann with a CHW

I was tempted to write this blog post by a photo I saw the other day on Sue Desmond-Hellmann’s Facebook page. In the picture, Sue sat next to a Community Health Worker (CHW), who was proudly displaying her Mobile Kunji and all parties looked reasonably happy. This picture fills me with immense pride and satisfaction. [...]

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Transforming family health in India: lessons learned

Posted on: June 23, 2014
By: Radharani Mitra
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Over the past three and a half years, a large team of over 250 people has been hard at work on an ambitious project that aims to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. This month about 60 of us came together to take stock of all [...]

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Dialing up change and hope

Posted on: June 19, 2014
By: Tanmay Guha Roy
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Sulekha Devi, ASHA, flaunts her Mobile Academy certificate

We were delighted at the lunch table when a colleague from Bihar narrated this story. There was a Community Health Worker (CHW), who was reluctant to show up at a Mobile Academy certificate distribution ceremony, because it conflicted with a wedding celebration at her village. But, when she heard that the District Magistrate would be [...]

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“I want to be like Mehendi…”

Posted on: May 26, 2014
By: Antara Gupta
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Adolescent girls who aspire to be Mehendi

Last weekend, I was with 64 of my colleagues attending the Shaping Demand and Practices retreat. We looked back on the last three years of this enormous and complex project. We took stock of the highs and lows, the successes and challenges. Lots of people recounted their experiences and in the evening when we were [...]

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